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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)….

AP Shakespeare Poetry Vocabulary

Allegory Symbolic narrative in which surface details imply a secondary meaning; often takes form of story in which characters represent moral qualities Alliteration Repetition of consonant sounds, especially at beginning of words Anapest Two unaccented syllables followed by an accented one (comprehend; intervene) Antagonist Character or force against which a main character struggles Assonance Repetition…

Introduction to Literature: Poetry

Literature Exists to communicate significant experience–significant because it is concentrated and organized. Its function is not to tell us about experience but to allow us to imaginatively to participate in it. It is a means of allowing us, through the imagination, to live more fully, more richly, and with greater awareness. Poetry Might be defined…

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Medieval Times

epic a narrative poem that celebrates the feats of a real or legendary hero. fable a story about legendary persons that often makes a moral point. fairy tale a fanciful talke of legendary deeds and creatures, usually intended for children. fantasy a story that is fanciful and may contain supernatural events. feudalism a political and…

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…

"Sarah Cynthia" (7th gr)

alliteration repetition of initial consonant sounds in a line of poetry hyperbole a gross exaggeration allusion reference to a well known person, place or thing in a literary work tone the writer’s attitude towards his subject Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Globs of gooey bubble gum Black burned buttered toast prune pits peach pits orange peel…

Fireside Poets

The First Snowfall Lowell Auspex Lowell Snowbound Whitter Hampton Beach Whitter The First Snowfall blurb dead daughter kissed in the snow Auspex blurb birds leave nest for winter Snowbound blurb staying inside; trapped by the snow Hampton Beach blurb keeping your quiet place-beach Lowell writing style writes about death of children and wife; uses rhyme…

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…

Latin Poetry Catullus (1) Rejection in love

miser Catulle, desinas ineptire Miserable Catullus, stop being silly et quod vides perisse perditum ducas. And consider what you see as ruined to have perished. fulsere quondam candidi tibi soles, Once bright Suns shone for you cum ventitabas quo puella ducebat When you repeatedly went to where the girl was leading [you] amata nobis quantaum…

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…

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