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Perrine’s Literature Structure, Sound, & Sense 11th Ed. (Poetry)

Alliteration The repetition at close intervals of the initial consonant sounds of accented syllables or important words. “From stem to stem.” Cacophony A harsh, unpleasant-sounding choice and arrangement of sounds Imagery The representation through language of sense experience Personification A figure of speech wherein human attributes are given to an animal, an object, or a…

English Test 4 Poetry, Drama, and Fiction in an absurd post modern world

Modernity: -Historical condition largely defined by advances in technology and industry -Invention of the automobile cited as the seminal event that the era began Major events that impacted Modernity: -1871-1914 Industrial Revolution Major events that impacted Modernity: -1914-1918 The Great War Major events that impacted Modernity: -1929-1930s The Great Depression Major events that impacted Modernity:…

9th Grade: Poetry Unit

aesthetic effects the reactions a reader has to the form, content, and/or beauty of a work and that engender enjoyment or an emotional reaction in that reader EX- When I read “Ode to my socks” I wished that I wore socks that day, I also thought it was a funny poem. alliteration the repetition of…

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Types of Diction

Slang Refers to a group of recently coined words often used in informal situations. Colloquial Expressions Non standard, usually regional. Ways of using language appropriate to informal or conversational speech and writing. (Y’all) Jargon Words and expressions characteristic of a particular trade, profession and pursuit. Dialect A nonstandard subgroup of a language with its own…

IEW Poetry – Level 2

How Doth the Little Crocodile Lewis Carroll At the Seaside Robert Louis Stevenson Rebecca, Who Slammed Doors for Fun and Perished Miserably Hilaire Belloc Fog Car Sandburg Some One Walter de la Mare The Duke of Plaza-Toro W. S. Gilbert God and the Soldier Author Unknown Jabberwocky Lewis Carroll 2 The Height of the Ridiculous…

sonnet test – sonnet and pastoral poetry background

sonnets developed by petrarch petrarch was an italian poet a group of related sonnets that tells a loose story and has repitition of themes sonnet sequences definition of sonnet a poem of 14 lines written in iambic pentameter common themes of sonnets idealized love, beauty, the passing of time, youth/aging common literary devices in sonnets…

Analysis for Still I rise Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. It means that there are people in your life that are going to say bad lies about you which will make you maybe sad but no matter how bad…

Week 12 Poetry Terms "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16

Assonance Repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants in two or more stressed syllables refrain A phrase, line, or group of lines that is repeated throughout a poem, usually after every stanza. Theme A main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work that may be stated directly or indirectly. Tone A writer’s…

ASL Clayton Valli

Valli got his PhD in what ASL poetry Where did Valli teach Gallaudet Valli’s poetry is captured on two videos, Poetry in _____, and ASL Poetry: Selected Works of Clayton Valli. motion Valli believed ASL poetry was something for everyone to _____ and enjoy. create Some of Valli’s best known works are “Dandelion”, _____, and…

Mary Oliver – A Poetry Handbook vocabulary

Alexandrine A pure iambic, six-foot line Alliteration The repetition of the initial sound of words in a line or lines of verse Allusion A reference to something that belongs properly to a world beyond the specific sphere of the poem Anapest Two light stresses followed by a heavy stress Assonance The repetition of vowel sounds…

Sonnets and metaphysical poetry

Sonnet a poem usually of 14 lines in which the poet examines two usually contrasting ideas, emotions, states of mind, beliefs, actions, events, images, etc., by juxtaposing the two against each other, and possibly resolving or just revealing the tensions created and operative between the two 3 types of sonnets • Italian • Spenserian and…

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…

English tanka

Haiku Traditional Japanese 3 line poem Prefigures the “Romantic” movement Celebrates nature over civilization Values emotion and imagination over reason Haiku/Tanka Explore harmony between mankind and nature, need for solitude, discovery of true self by means of nature Pre-dates the European “movement” by a century and more. Matsuo Basho 1644-1694 Matsuo Basho Greatest of Japanese…

Poetry Scansion Quiz

1 Foot monometer 2 Feet dimeter 3 Feet trimeter 4 Feet tetrameter 5 Feet pentameter 6 Feet hexameter 7 Feet heptameter 8 Feet octameter iamb (iambic) unstressed, stressed trochee (trochaic) stressed, unstressed anapest (anapestic) unstressed, unstressed, stressed dactyl (dactylic) stressed, unstressed, unstressed spondee (spondaic) stressed, stressed phyrric (phyrric) unstressed, unstressed

Grade 10- poetry terms:sound devices, structure, types AND Literature

onomatopoeia A word that imitates the sound it represents. rhyme Repetition of sounds at the end of words alliteration Repetition of sounds at the beginning of words consonance Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in close proximity. assonance Repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close proximity…

Metaphysical-Cavalier English 3

time period 17th century, 1625-1660bce English Civil War between cavaliers (support king) vs. roundheads (puritan peeps who back parlament) Oliver Cromwell head of puritans, arrests Charles 1st, set up Republic of England/ English commonwealth, wanted to unite nation but divided, stubborn, ruled 1653-1658 what other nations support the cavaliers Scottland (support charles 2nd) and irish…

types of verse, meter, rhyme, poetic devices, and figurative language

lyric subjective, reflective poetry with regular rhyme scheme and meter which reveals poet’s thoughts and feelings to create a single, unique impression narrative non-dramatic, objective verse with regular rhyme scheme and meter which relates a story or narrative sonnet a rigid 14-line verse form, with variable structure and rhyme scheme according to type: Shakespearean (English)…

haiku and Basho

Lexicon Critical vocabulary, feelings and emtions. Kokoro Mind and feeling of the poetry Amari no kokoro Heart and soul of poem Mono no kokoro Natural poignancy of things Aware Feeling Kajitsu Great and beautiful poem Ka Surface Jitsu Core Wit Cleaverness Irony Surprise Wabi Simplicity Sabi Aloneness Wabi sabi Ideal. Simple and solitude. Edo Birth…

American Romanticism

What is the American journey a quest for? For opportunity. What are the goals of eighteenth century America? A reaching out for independence, prosperity, commerce, and urban civilization. According to Rationalists, what is the city a place for? A place for chances and success. According to Romantics, what is the city a place for? A…

Renaissance Period and 17th Century Poetry

estate satire Estates satire praised the glories and purity of each class in its ideal form, but was also used as a window to show how society had gotten out of hand. Frame Narrative a story that allows other stories inside of it The Renaissance • The rebirth of classical learning • Philosophy of the…

Charles Sandburg poetry

Sayings memories of the past brought a tornado of emotions , what type of speech would you call this? Metaphor In Charles sandburg’s poem grass what does the grass symbolize The passage of time In Charles sandburg’s poem grass why is it significant that the train passengers can’t tell they’re looking at Olde Battleground? Over…

March Madness Poetry Terms

Accent the emphasis or stress placed on a syllable, especially in a line verse. When marking accents, a “U” stands for unstressed and a “/” stands for stressed. Accented Rhyme rhyme with emphasis on the end of words in a line. AKA a masculine or rising rhyme. Alexandrine in French prosody a line of twelve…

"Sound and Sense" Poetry Terms – Duple meter – Irony

Duple meter a meter in which a majority of the feet contain two syllables. Iambic and trochaic are both this End rhyme rhymes that occur at the ends of the lines End-stopped line A line that ends with a natural speech pause, usually marked by punctuation English (Shakespearean) sonnet A sonnet rhyming ababcdcdefefgg. Its content…

Meter and Scansion- Poetry

amphibrach a foot with unstressed, stressed, unstressed syllables ex- chicago anacrusis an extra unaccented syllable at the beginning of a line before the regular meter begins ex- mine / by the right / of the white / election amphimacer a foot with stressed, unstressed, stressed syllables ex- attitude catalexis an extra unaccented syllable at the…

Metaphysical and Cavalier Poetry and Authors

what does metaphysical poetry refer to? the work of group of English lyric poets from the 17th century (not its own movement Who coined this term and when? Samuel Johnson in 1744 metaphysical concerned with abstract thoughts or subjects, like existence, causality, or truth; highly abstract or subtle Sig Fig Poets John Donne and George…

Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar- Poetry

I know why the caged bird sings! The line suggests that at the end of the poem the speaker realizes what it like to have no freedom. To show he is not singing because he is happy The poet includes the words “It is not a carol of joy or glee” To emphasize the pain…

Poem 1-A Poison Tree (Conflict Poetry)

Theme 1 that the poem uses? THEME- Anger-How we deal with angry is extremely important EVIDENCE/QUOTES- ‘I was angry with my friend/I told my wrath, my wrath did not end’ ‘I was angry with my foe/I told it not, my wrath did grow’ ANALYSIS- The first stanza deals with two different ways of dealing with…

WJEC 2017 Poetry Anthology Comparisons

Death The Manhunt, The Soldier, A Wide in London, Dulce et Decorum Est, Mametz Wood. Location London, Living Space, Hawk Roosting, The Prelude. War The Manhunt, The Soldier, A Wife in London, Dulce et Docurm Est, Mametz Wood. Relationships The Manhunt, Sonnet 43, Cozy Apologia, Valentine, A Wife in London, Afternoons. Grief The Soldier, As…

spanish poetry terms

ritmo rhyme verso line lírico emotional poem épico epic story poem dramático dramatic poem el verso llano the last word has emphasis on the second to last syllable, count syllables normally el verso agudo the last word has an emphasis on the last syllable, take the number of syllables and add 1 el verso esdrújulo…

Literary Terms from Word Search

Rhyme repetition of ending sounds of words Simile comparison using the words “like” or “as” Hyperbole the use of exagerration Personification animals, ideas or inanimate objects are given human characteristics Setting time and place in a story Symbol a word or object that stands for another word or object Theme a common thread or repeated…

Pre-1900 Poetry Context

Sir Thomas Wyatt Believed to have had a sexually charged relationship with Anne Boleyn before she marrird Henry VIII, lyrical poet William Shakespeare First 126 sonnets dedicated to a Mr WH. Elizabethan times, marriage was subservient contract and grim reaper was popular. Features popular Elizabethan beauty ideals John Donne Metaphysical and carpe diem poetry. Renaissance…

Bible books of poetry/major prophets

Who was known as the weeping prophet? jeremiah Who interpreted dreams of the king? daniel what was the date of the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians? 586 bc Who wrote the book of Lamentations? jeremiah Who wrote the majority of the psalms? david Who wrote the book of Ecclesiastes? solomon which book of poetry…

English 4B

publication of Jane Austen’s novels Which event did not occur between 1750 and 1800? gentility In order to be socially acceptable, a family needed? increased because of lowered mortality rates from diseases Between 1760 and 1815, England’s population? first public railways opened in England What was an important improvement in transportation during this time period?…

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…

POETRY, MOOD & TONE, SOUND DEVICES

MOOD The overall feeling or emotion felt by the reader. TONE The author’s attitude toward his subject; sets the mood. POETRY Literature written in verse with a blend of imagery and sound to tell a story or create an emotional response. VERSE A single line of poetry. STANZA A group of lines within a poem;…

Denise Levertov Poetry

In this elective, students explore and evaluate texts that examine and represent the ideas, impacts, and consequences of globalisation – impacts of global warfare and mass destruction, heavy weaponry – ignorance and lack of humanity/dehumanisation – impacts of loss of culture – explores social and cultural paradigms – consequences – geographical destruction, lack of spiritual…

Chapter 19 History BLAH

This is the preoccupation with buying material goods consumerism he developed a vaccine against polio Dr. Jonas Salk This is a company that offers the same products or services in many locations franchise McDonalds is one of the earliest examples of this type of business franchise this is a marketing strategy in which manufacturers purposely…

Meta Poetry: Poetry about Poetry

Read the excerpt from “Poetry.” In the meantime, if you demand on the one hand, the raw material of poetry in all its rawness and that which is on the other hand genuine, you are interested in poetry. What is the theme of this excerpt? Poetry should convey truthful content and emotion. Which words from…

Western Civilization Ch.3-5 Review

Greeks made contact with the _____ in the ninth century B.C.E. Phoenicians. The Greeks referred to some people with whom they came into contact as barbarians because they: did not speak Greek. Hubris is: excessive pride, which was punished by the gods. Homer’s poetry describes a world in which: warrior aristocrats competed for status and…

HUM2020-MIDTERM

Fugue Two melodic lines playing against each other: Ragtime Fugue Rockabilly Sonata Adagio Scoundrel song When performers sing that they “can eat when they’re hungry” is what type of song: protest song Commemorative song Scoundrel song Accumulation song Gospel song Jazz According to this chapter, rock is a fusion of all these styles except for:…

Ancient Classical Humanities Unit 2

The person responsible for “Hellenizing” North Africa and Central Asia was Alexander the Great Which of the Following people finally conquered the Greeks in 338 B.C.E.? The Macedonians The Parthenon represents A long history of Post-and-lintel temple building. A main source of information about ancient Greek painting is? Vases Hellenistic portrait busts were more lifelike…

Greek & Roman Theatre

amphitheatre large oval, circular, or semi circular outdoor theatre with rising tiers of seats around an open playing area atellan farce Form of Roman theatre; improvised comedic pieces dealing with exaggerated family situations or satirizing historical or mythological figures. orchestra the cirrcular, level space where the chorus would sing, dance, and interact with the actors…

Humanities 1301-Chapter 14

In the Medieval period in India, the term “sati” meant the wife threw herself on her mate’s funeral pyre Which of the following events in Indian history approximate events of the Western Middle Ages in Europe? the end of the Gupta dynasty to the Mongol invasion of India The devotion of an upper-caste Hindu woman…

Music Appreciation Final Exam

A melodic line that moves by small intervals is called consonant false A second melody played against the first is called a countermelody true In scientific terms, pitch is determined by its frequency true Melody is a concept that occurs only in Western music false The distance between two pitches is called an interval The…

BIBL 104 – Quiz 4 Study Guide

When God finally responds to Job (38:1-41:34), a dialogue takes place where Job asks God questions regarding suffering, and God replies with the answers. False. (2.5 out of 2.5) How is the Hebrew term hevel (“meaningless”, “vapor”, or “futility”) used throughout the book? To describe various aspects of life in a fallen world and our…

Traditional Vs. Organic Poetry

traditional follows fixed rules traditional regular rhythm and or rhyme traditional epic sonnet haiku ballad organic no rules organic no pattern of rhythm or rhyme organic free verse

Zeanah finals everything!

How does the speaker in Chicago demonstrate a realistic view of the city admits that the city has faults which word choices best reflect the overall tone of “chicago” brawling laughter of youth in chicago the speaker says the city of the big shoulders in line 5 to suggest a – city centered on physical…

Music 120 Quiz 2

The term “Dark Ages” formerly referred to the time: between 500 and 1000 c.e. The two centers of power during the early Middle Ages were the church and: newly formed centralized governments led by kings. The most important patron of music in the Middle Ages was: the Roman Catholic Church. The late Middle Ages witnessed…

English 10 A Unit 1 Pretest

Identify the subject and mood of the poem. Discuss how the poet’s use of figurative language, imagery, and symbolism contribute to the reader’s understanding. There’s a resentful mood. There is personification, imagery, and figurative language. Her mother’s house represents the attitude of her mother; the walls stood at attention, the air knew to hold its…

Robert Frost Poetry Quote Test

A Late Walk I end not far from my going forth, by picking the faded blue of the last remaining aster flower to carry again to you The Last Word of a Bluebird And perhaps in the spring he would com back and sing The Last Word of a Bluebird And look for skunk tracks….

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