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Elizabeth Bishop Poems Essays

American Lit:Confessional Poetry

Confessional Poetry The poetry of the personal or “I.” This style of writing emerged in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Erases distance between speaker and poet. Autobiographical, Narrative and highly emotive. more relaxed. Confessional poetry began from ___ to ___ 1950s – 1960s The subject of confessional poetry is often _____ that one experiences…

English Poetry Timeline

the colonial era 17th Century in British colonies Primarily metaphysical and devotional Imitative and derivative of British poetry Famous poets: Anne Bradstreet (1st book of American poetry, 1650) Edward Taylor the “Connecticut Wits” Began at Yale in mid-18th century Primarily satirical in nature Patterned after famous British satirists such as Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, and…

American Literature II Final Exam

American Literature 1914-1945 (p. 653-672 Edwin Arlington Robinson’s Poetry (p. 674-676 “Richard Cory” “Miniver Cheevy” “Mr. Flood’s Party” – Eben flood: Eb & Flow “Only a very little, Mr. Flood– For auld lang syne. No more, sir; that will no.” So, for the time, apparently it did, And Eben evidently thought so too: For soon…

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AP Lit Vocab

Accentual Verse Verse whose meter is determined by the number of stressed (accented) syllables—regardless of the total number of syllables—in each line. Many Old English poems, including Beowulf, are accentual; see Ezra Pound’s modern translation of “The Seafarer.” More recently, Richard Wilbur employed this same Anglo-Saxon meter in his poem “Junk.” Traditional nursery rhymes, such…

english 2nd semester

abstraction something not; a quality separated from an object complemented that which filled up or completed or brought to perfection concrete something that can be perceived by the senses (smelled, tasted, felt, heard or seen) equating treating or regarding as the same Queen Elizabeth I Five members of the Tudor family ruled England from 1485…

Poetry: Forms and Types

Acrostic A poem in which the first letter of each line spells out a word, name, or phrase when read vertically. See Lewis Carroll’s “A Boat beneath a Sunny Sky.” Alexandrine In English, a 12-syllable iambic line adapted from French heroic verse. The last line of each stanza in Thomas Hardy’s “The Convergence of the…

Postmodern Poetry Packet

Billy Collins author of “Introduction to Poetry” Billy Collins author of “Marginalia” Langston Hughes author of “Theme for English B” Amiri Baraka author of “A Poem for Half-White College Students” Amiri Baraka author of “Biography” Gwendolyn Brooks author of “We Real Cool” Langston Hughes author of “Dream Boogie” Langston Hughes author of “Harlem” Gwendolyn Brooks…

College Literature Poetry mid-term

Verse Any single line of poetry or any composition written in separate lines of more or less regular rhythm, in contrast to prose. Paraphrase The restatement in one’s own words of what one understands a poem to say or suggest. Like a summary but more in depth. Summary A brief explanation of text. Subject Main…

Poetry 1 review

Why is “the bridegroom” considered a narrative poem? It tells a story What happens at the very beginning of “the bridegroom”? Natasha returns after missing What can you guess about natasha and the bridegroom by the end of the poem? Natasha saw the bridegroom murder a girl Why is “the guitar” lyric poem? Creates a…

Genres and Dates and Authors

Renaissance Europe was in one sense an awakening from the long slumber of the Dark Ages. What had been a stagnant, even backsliding kind of society re-invested in the promise of material and spiritual gain. There was the sincerely held belief that humanity was making progress towards a noble summit of perfect existence. How this…

The Art Of Losing Poem

This essay is mainly focused on Elizabeth Bishop’s poem One Art, and the recurrent theme of “losing”, depicted as an art, or as the poet might say: “the art of losing”. This paper will also focus on the poem’s form and the way in which the usage of certain conventions, such as tone, language, syntax…

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