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The medieval narrative poem

What is the narrative poem? A literary form very popular in medieval times. It tells a story in verse, so it contains narrative elements, but its form is poetic. Which are its narrative elements? 1. A narrator, usually in the first person. 2. A precise setting in time and place. 3. The precise description of…

Poem: The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

Prove experience madrigals complicated songs for several voices kirtle archaic word for “dress” “gown” or “skirt” swains young boys How does the poet satirize the carpe diem tradition? He makes the shepherd’s offer seem unrealistic.. Describe the life that the shepherd invites his love to share with him. How will they be dressed? How will…

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…

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Poetry + The Prophet by Khalil Gibran

Caesura rhythmical pause Enjambment bleeding lines SELF-KNOWLEDGE the treasure of your infinite deaths would be revealed to your eyes. TEACHING If he is indeed wise, he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind. TALKING when you can no longer dwell in…

Robert Frost’s Poetry

Why does the neighbor say that “good fences make good neighbours” in “Mending Wall”? He is repeating what his father used to say. Which practice was common among modernist poets? using experimental techniques Which practice was typical of Robert Frost? using traditional forms Who is the speaker of the “Mending Wall”? the apple orchard owner…

Literary Terms Romantic Poetry

Metonymy a figure of speech which is characterized by the substitution of a term naming an object closely associated with the word in mind for the word itself. In this way we commonly speak of the king as the “crown,” an object closely associated with kingship. Closely relate to this figure is that of synecdoche,…

The Chicano Movement

The 50’s The war was over and despite having had open boarders and foreign helps the US sought to close boarders and eliminate foreign help within the country. How did the Chicno movement start Schools were desegregated and it sparked rebellion in these people, for,other forms of injustice The Chicano movement in the 60’s 1….

Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes Critics

Uroff says about Plath’s speakers… Plath makes the self the centre of her poems Plath uses techniques of parody, caricature and hyperbole to distance the speaker Dobbs says about Plath’s presentation of women… (2) ‘conflict between family and career’ ‘fertility of the spring is the disorder that romance brings’ Freedman says about Plath’s presentation of…

Rumi

What is the poets name? Rumi Birth? “September 30, 1207” Death? “December 17, 1273” Who was a he? A persian and a muslim What were his roles? “a poet, theologian, preacher” What specific thing did he do in his life? transcended national and ethnic boarders. Popular internationally What is his most famous work? Mathnawi Interesting…

Poetry Terms with Examples

Metaphor one thing, idea, or action is referred to by a word or expression normally denoting another thing, idea, or action, so as to suggest some common quality shared by the two. ex) “England hath need of thee: she is a fen of stagnant waters”- London (Wordsworth) f simile an explicit comparison between 2 different…

Paul Durcan – ‘The Difficulty that is Marriage’

Addressing his wife Conversational tone Negative image of a turbulent relationship without hope of reconcilliation Free verse poem (no rhyming scheme) One verse long “We disagree to disagree, we divide, we differ;” The alliteration (repetition of ‘d’) highlights these negative words and therefore the opening sets the tone of sadness and disappointment for the poem….

Rumi Poetry

competence ability conduits channels or pipes malice ill will; evil intent solitude isolation What does the elephant symbolize? What people wish to understand. Implied Metaphor a suggested comparison (preserving tablets = inquired facts) not directly stated Direct Metaphor a direct comparison, it is stated What’s the common thread of advice running through all 4 poems?…

Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing – Margaret Atwood

face that launched one thousand ships Helen of Troy was know as the —- —- ——– ——- —–. This shows her as the one to blame for male desires. She has become a cultural motif of male emphasis on physical beauty. cyclical nature of objectification history repeats itself The use of a historical figure shows…

Poetry Test Notes

Meter — regular arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables. — This not only gives structure but reinforces content. iambic foot U/ iambic pentameter u/u/u/u/u “The Jumblies” by Edward Lear — theme: to truly live life we should take some chances Sound Devices: 1. Repetition — the use, two or more times, of a poetic element….

Culture Unit 2 (Puerto Rico)

Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and Jamaica make up the Greater Antilles The second largest city in Puerto Rico is Ponce Puerto Rico`s chief agricultural products include coffee (café), rum (ron), and sugar (azúcar) The original Indians of Puerto Rico were called TAINOS A Puerto Rican dish made with rice as a main ingredient is arroz…

SA 10th Grade- Poetry Test- 2

Simile uses extended simile throughout the poem Simile compares deer to companions that argue Simile “with” is used as parallelism Simile uses free verse throughout the entire poem I am Offering This Poem lyric poem only thing you need to survive is love theme of “I am Offering This Poem” I am Offering This Poem…

Cyber high unit 2

wpm for a 12 grader 226-300 Mnemonics developing memory tricks to help remember a word Affixes roots, prefixes, and suffixes The California Language Arts Standards require that students will have read two million words each year on their own by 12th grade false Memoirs a book written by a famous person about their life and…

Those Winter Sundays – Robert Hayden

Context Get this: Robert Hayden was the first African American to be named Poet Laureate of the ol’ US of A (in 1976). Yep, it took until 1976 for an African American to be named Poet Laureate, and the office had been around since 1937. That’s a pretty big deal. Despite the significance of this…

ENTIRE Poetry Unit

“Glory” Use of: Similes/Metaphors. Poem about baseball players and how good baseball games would keep them going! “The Wind—tapped like a tired Man” Use of: personification/Similies/Metaphors. Poem personifying the wind coming into her house and her treating “him” as a guest. “Metaphor” Use of: Similes/Metaphors. Poem about how each day is like a new sheet…

Julius Caesar

blank verse an unrhymed iambic pentameter characters who speak in blank verse Brutus, Cassius, Caesar, Casca, Cicero, Antony (main characters; higher standard; more civilized) characters who speak in prose Flavius, Marullus, Cobbler, Cinna (minor characters; lower class characters; commoners) what is a tradgedy? fiction involving the downfall of a hero what is a pun? a…

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…

MR poetry notes

figurative language language that is used imaginatively, rather than literally, to express ideas or feelings in new ways figures of speech comparisons between dissimilar things. simile uses like or as to compare two unalike things metaphor speaks of one thing in terms of another thing personification gives human-like qualities to non-human things imagery descriptive language…

HU 210 directors

it happened one night frank capra the birds alfred hitchcock paths of glory stanley kubrick do the right thing spike lee when harry met sally rob reiner the birth of a nation D.W. Griffith the grapes of wrath john ford la strada federico fellini the godfather francis ford coppola the maltese falcon john huston saving…

Funeral Blues W.H Auden – Poem – Away related text 1.

1. “Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone?” Implies the importance of mourning for an individual undergoing the devastating loss of a significant figure. Emphasises how silence and quiet is pinnacle for ppl to seek solace and begin to encounter their emotional discovery in desperation to leave the envelopment of darkness the are encumbered…

Literary Questions for "The Raven"

Edgar Allen Poe is famous for using SYMBOLISM in his stories and poetry. How could the raven be a symbol in this poem? What clues does Poe give you to imply that the raven is a symbol rather than a literal creature? Raven can symbolize death Death–>dark, never moving, evil fiery eyes Poe is also…

Creative Writing Notes

In Theodore Roethke’s poem My Papa’s Waltz, how might the rhythm be described? “regular” and “like a dance” In exploring uses of sound in poetry, a writer might use the generative writing step to: experiment with different sound techniques In writing poetry, generative writing is a way to: explore different types of poems and techniques…

Jazz History Midterm Studyguide

Stephan Foster known as the “father of American music”, was an American songwriter primarily known for his parlour and minstrel music. Foster wrote over 200 songs; among his best known are “Oh! Susanna”, “Camptown Races”, “Old Folks at Home”, “My Old Kentucky Home”, “Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair”, “Old Black Joe”, and “Beautiful Dreamer”….

reading – poetry of sandra cisneros, nikki giovanni and theodore

In “Abuelito Who”, the pronoun “who” refers to Abuelito. Who is Abuelito? the child’s grandfather What kind of figurative language is used in the phrase ” Whose little eyes are string” metaphor The speaker says that Abuelito “used to laugh like the letter k” … what does that mean his laugh sounded like the sound…

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