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Prentice Hall Literature Poetry Test Collection 6 and Alphabet Poem

Haiku a three-line Japanese verse form with a 5-7-5 syllable pattern, usually about nature Concrete Poem a poem with a shape that suggests it’s subject Limerick a humorous, rhyming, five line poem with a specific meter and rhyme scheme Basic Idea of Haiku to Describe a winter storm in a forest of deciduous trees. Basic…

POETRY- Good Friday (Am I a stone and not a sheep)

What is the context surrounding the poem? Rossetti’s religious beliefs- Good Friday is a Holy Day commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus. Attitudes towards women. What are the main themes shown throughout the poem? Extent of religious faith and the consequences/ rewards of it. Hope given through religious faith. How does Rossetti show these themes through…

Fleur Adcock Poems

Choices Variety is essential to human happiness. Last Song That which humans deem as beautiful will eventually fade. Everything that we see as normal changes and shifts. Drowning A person’s soul should be preserved despite the severity of his/her crimes. (alt. interpretation: Resisting oppression and dying is healthier for the soul than submitting to it)….

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Frankenstein/Poems/Romanticism

Literary Movement a time period in which a number of writers write in the same style, and their writing shares certain characteristics Time of Romanticism beginning of nineteenth century (1797-1832) Characteristics of Romantic Poetry -portrays/depicts an emotion -avoids “poetic discussion” (overused expressions; can only be used when subject matter of the poem prompts such use;…

Mock Epic: from TheRape of the Lock

Exulting rejoicing Repast meal Desist stop Recesses secluded or hidden places Titillating exciting; stimulating Dejects casts down; dispirits Nymphs young ladies Snuff powdered tobacco product sniffed or rubbed on the teeth and gums Omber card game for three players, popular in the eighteenth century Berries coffee beans While The Rape of the Lock was intended…

Literary Devices of Prose & Poetry

Setting The time and place in which the events of a literary work take place. Plot Structure: A. Exposition Gives background information on such things as character and setting. Plot Structure: B. Rising Action/Conflict A series of complications that develop Plot Structure: C. Crisis/Climax/Turning Point An accumulation of events that reach a turning point Plot…

Wordsworth AO3 and AO4

Wordsworth on poetry and emotions all good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings […] recollected in tranquillity Wordsworth on truth poetry’s ‘object is truth’ Wordsworth on man and nature essentially adapted to each other Wordsworth on the survival of poetry is as immortal as the heart of man Pope the use of the…

T.S. Eliot: Macavity the mystery cat

T.S. Eliot Humorous poems T.S. Eliot More serious and complex poems T.S. Eliot Born in the U.S. but lived in England T.S. Eliot Teacher and bank clerk T.S. Eliot One of world’s leading poets T.S. Eliot Won Nobel prize in literature 1948 Briefly describe Macavity’s appearance. He’s long, ginger, has sunken eyes, deeply lined brow,…

An Examination of the Poetry of Anne Bradstreet

Prologue Summary -Anne is humble, believing that she isn’t good as men, but believes women still deserve a chance How does Bradstreet view herself in comparison to other poets or writers of the time? -She doesn’t believe she is as talented as other people of her time What is Bradstreet’s concept of Art? -Art is…

Poem Analysis

My Last Duchess Robert Browning [1812-1889] -duke is speaking with an ambassador for a potential wife telling the story of how he killed his old wife (last duchess) because she expressed joy in everything, like compliments -talking while looking at painting of old wife -imagery, enjambment, caesura I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud William Wordsworth…

Imagist poetry

1900s time period in which the imagist movement was established. ezra pound one of imagists founders direct presentation of images using a limited amount of words what imagist poems concentrated on freeze a moment, capture its emotions what imagist poems hoped to do senses what imagist poems appealed to superfluous words, adjectives, abstractions what imagist…

English 11/ Final Exam (Practice) Part 1

“May George, beloved by all the nations round, Live with heav’ns choicest constant blessings crown’d!” Wheatley uses the word crown’d to express the idea that the king deserves reward for his goodness. Which statement best describes how Wheatley’s word choice in “To the King’s Most Excellent Majesty” expresses her colonial values? Using hyperbole, it stresses…

Keats: Selected Poems

‘O solitude! If I must with thee dwell: key themes Presentation of nature The imagination The individual Solitude ‘O solitude! If I must with thee dwell: key points and analysis Use of address: archaic feature of poetry (particularly Greek and Roman)- personifies solitude; thus solitude is more to Keats (e.g. imagination/state of mind) Juxtaposition of…

Norton Anthology Poetry Terms

Accentual Meter Lines of verse organized by number of stresses rather than by feet or number of syllables. This was the form of poetry written in Old English (which combined stress with alliteration). Accentual Stress Meter Lines of verse based on the metrical foot. This is the most common form of English poetry. Alcaics a…

Poetry sentence starters-Welsh

I think that Credaf fod I think Credaf There is a lot of…here Ceir llawer o…yma There is good use of adjectives Ceir defnydd da o ansoddeiriau Last stanza Penill olaf Third stanza Trydydd penill Second stanza Ail bennill The poet says Dywed y bardd The poet shows Dengys y bardd First stanza Pennill cyntaf…

Poem Themes & Structure Facts

Rime of the Ancient Mariner Theme Coleridge believes that we all need to respect God’s creatures. The suffering the mariner endures is payment for not respecting the albatross in the first place. The Tyger Theme Blake believes that the tiger is an embodiment of God’s power in creation – God can make good and evil…

Metaphor, Simile, Alliteration, Hyperbole, and Poetry Review

Metaphor A comparison of two unlike objects without using like, than, or as. Example :: The blue shirt was a deep sky-blue. Simile A comparison of two unlike objects using “like” or “as” Example :: “That ball is yellow like the sun.” Alliteration The repetition of initial consonant sounds. Examples :: Bed Bath & Beyond…

Power and Conflict Poetry – The Charge of the Light Brigade (quotes)

“Valley of death” The soldiers felt as if they were going to die and many of them did. “Six hundred” Emphasises the huge loss of human life, suggests that it is a waste. “Boldly” “Charging” Reminds us how the soldiers were brave – charged into what they thought was certain death, conflict can inspire this….

10 Characteristics of a Ballad

Number 1 A song that tells a story Number 2 Concentrates on a single episode Number 3 Deals with material of universal appeal Number 4 Uses vocabulary of everyday speech Number 5 Includes dialogue Number 6 Lack of specific detail Number 7 Has an abrupt ending Number 8 Includes some sort of refrain or repeated…

Elements of Poetry Terms

theme the central idea of a poem denotation the dictionary meaning of a word connotation what a word suggests beyond what it expresses; its overtones of meaning imagery the representation through language of sense experience figure of speech any way of saying something other than the ordinary way; a way of saying one thing and…

Poetry Presentation

Robert Browning Thought of as the most important Victorian poet after Tennyson; an adventurous/experimental poet; barely 5 yrs old when he wrote his first poem Dramatic Monologue Imagines speakers utter thoughts to implied listeners (what they say is not necessarily what they mean) My Last Duchess Based on life of Alfonso II, duke of Ferrara,…

Puritan Poetry

Anne Bradstreet wrote To My Dear and Loving Husband and Upon the Burning of Our House “Huswifery” was written by Edward Taylor The speaker claims at the beginning of “To My Dear and Loving Husband” that her relationship is the best that there ever was Metaphor Comparison of two unlike things NOT using like or…

English Lit – John Milton "Paradise Lost"

Latin language in which John Milton wrote prose Milton mainly wrote in ___ Paradise Lost Milton’s masterpiece epic poem type of poem that “Paradise Lost” is Paradise Lost poem that established Milton as equal to Chaucer and Shakespeare middle class to which Milton belonged political pamphlets second type of writing Milton used God’s poet felt…

Madrigal Poetry Vocab

abstract refers to language that describes concepts rather than concrete images (ideas and qualities rather than observable or specific things, people, or places) ex: love, faith, friendship alliteration the repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words. ex: she sells seashells allusion a reference to something which is presumably commonly…

Poetry-Simile, Metaphor and Personification

Mood the feeling created in a reader by a literary work or passage Simile comparison using like or as Metaphor a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as Personification A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes Chorus a group of…

English Unit 1 Quizzes

How can reading out loud help you understand difficult lines in Shakespeare’s plays? The lines were meant to be read aloud; doing so might aid understanding. How does Shakespeare make certain lines within his plays seem more important than others? By having some lines contain more than 10 syllables Why do some playwrights use meter?…

Elements of Poetry- Figurative Language

narrative a long story told in verse form lyric a brief personal poem that uses many sound devices, as well as rhythm and meter; and is filled with emotion ballad a type of poem that is actually meant to be sung and is BOTH lyric and narrative in nature simile two dissimilar things that are…

17th century english test

james stewart, elizabeth I king of scotland and england until 1625, brought on deep religious and political unrest. son of mary queen of scots who was the archenemy of …. purify, America we can perceive the emerging religious unrest when we recall that during Jame’s reign the first group of English Puritans, strict Protestants who…

Notes on Poetry

Haiku A Japanise poem writen in three lines; Five syllables, Seven syllables, Five Syllables Cinquain A five line poem containing 22 syllables and 5 lines; 2 syllables, 4 syllables, 6 syllables, 8 syllables, 2 syllables Poetry A type of literature that express ideas, feelings, or tells a story in a specific form Point of view…

Puritans and Literary Devices

Puritan Plain Style short words, direct statements, and references to ordinary, everyday objects; clearly expressed only useful or religious ideas; used by Anne Bradstreet and Benjamin Franklin anastrophe Make me, O Lord, Thy spinning wheel complete.- Huswifery slant rhyme Then dye the same in heavenly colors choice. All pinked with varnished flowers of paradise. –…

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