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Crime Poetry — Violence

‘Peter Grimes’ Victims suffer blows and bruises which eventually end in their brutal death. ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ The criminal explains calmly that ‘he found a thing to do’, and swiftly murders victim. ‘My Last Duchess’ The criminal cannot stand the victim’s perceived promiscuity, so commissions their death. ‘The Laboratory’ The violence is vividly imagined in this…

Oedipus the King/Tragedy/Amadeus

Tragedy Literal Meaning Tragedy literally means “Goat Song” Dithyrambic Poetry Tragedy had its beginnings in an improvisational type of poetry called dithyrambic poetry Who was dithyrambic poetry sung by? Dithyrambic poetry was sung by a group of dancers The chorus dressed up as satyrs and performed during festivals celebrating the god of Dionysus What was…

Poetry: The Sorrow of True Love

Poet Edward Thomas Speaker Someone broken hearted Summary The speaker is talking of how love is positive until it ends and that is the true sorrow. Theme A broken heart Form 12 line sonnet Structure – enjambment – rhyming couplets Removed eternally from the sun’s law. last line Of drops that from remorse and pity…

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Poetic Devices of Post-Colonial Poetry

Accent A certain word that stands out in the beat of the line. Allegory Interpreted to hide a hidden meaning Alliteration Occurrence of the same letter or sound Allusion An indirect reference that draws a certain thought to mind Anagogy A mystical or spiritual interpretation of a word or section Analogy Comparison between 2 things…

***poetry/emily dickinson

birth date of emily dickinson: december 10, 1830 date of death of emily dickinson: may 15, 1886 how did emily die? from bright’s disease – kidney failure where did she live her whole life? amherst, massachusetts emily’s relationships with family? dad – admired his “pure and terrible” heart, he encouraged her education (but not “crazy”…

Henry Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Born in Portland, Maine Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Watched ships while thinking Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Published first poem at 13 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Went to Bowdoin College Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Knew foreign languages very well Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Married Mary Potter Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Became a professor at Bowdoin College Henry Wadsworth Longfellow…

MODERN: WAR POETRY

OWEN: Jeremy Paxman on contradiction The fascination of his life is his embodiment of contradictions. OWEN: Owen on being a soldier “It is a great life, you could not be visited by a band of friends half so fine as surround me here. OWEN: Guy Cuthbertson on tone This wobbling of tone between starkness and…

Poetry of William Blake (all questions!)

Where in the poem does the speaker wonder if the tiger may have been created by God? What imagery tells us that the tiger could also be a demonic creation? Right at the middle the speaker wonders if the tiger was created by God. There is a lot of imagery that tells us the tiger…

Poem Voacb

Poetry Metaphors-Speak of one thing in terms of another All the world’s a stage Personification-to give human traits Imagery-Descriptive language that creates vivid impressions Sensory language- Provides details related to site sound taste touch smell in movement Sound devices-I would use a number of sound devices to achieve the musical quality Rhythm-Is the repetition of…

Poetry Midterm

Verse 1) Any single line of poetry 2) any composition written in separate lines of more or less regular rhythm, in contrast to prose Paraphrase Restatement in one’s own words of what one understands a poem to say or suggest. Similar to a summary, not as brief or simple. Subject The main topic of a…

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