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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…

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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…

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…

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…

"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…

AP Lit: Poetic Devices and Figurative Language

metaphor figure of speech which makes a direct comparison of two unlike objects by identification or substitution simile a direct comparison of two unlike objects, using like or as conceit an extended metaphor comparing two unlike objects with powerful effect personification figure of speech in which objects and animals have human qualitites apostrophe addressing a…

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