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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…

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,…

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Ap English 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…

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…

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. –…

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…

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…

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…

English Language Arts 11 - All Questions/Answers ( Introduction to Early American Literature - Sentence Fluency)

What is the most important idea of the second paragraph of Of Plymouth Plantation? The Pilgrims and ship’s officers discussed the damage to the ship and decided to continue the voyage. To whom would Of Plymouth Plantation be most useful? someone looking for information about how early immigrants traveled to Cape Cod Of Plymouth Plantation…

third grade poetry vocabulary

poetry words written in a verse stanzaa group of lines in a poem, like a paragraph in a story line one row of text in a poem rhyme scheme a way of describing the pattern of end rhymes in a poem repetition using the same word or phrase over and over again speaker / narrator…

Analyzing Ekphrastic Poetry Assignment

What does the difference in size between Icarus and the farmer at the forefront most clearly suggest? The farmer plays a bigger role in the landscape than Icarus. What detail of the myth is suggested in the poem but not in the painting? What connection between the painting’s landscape and the myth does this detail…

John Donne (religious poetry)

Our zealous thanks we pour such titles unto you Her flesh redeemed us Trusting too much in thy blood/that in hope we wound away Our affections kill us not Let it not return to us again Break blow burn and make me new Batter my heart three person’d God Knock breathe shine and seek to…

Sir Philip Sydney "Apology for Poetry"

Poetry as “first light-giver to ignorance” “the great passport” to knowledge “it beautifies our mother tongue” Poet as “Vates” Romans saw poets as diviners, seers: poetry as divine (Psalms as example): more attentive to what’s possible than the general public Claims that even philosopher Plato had poetry as the skin to his philosophy Poet as…

English 4 From the middle ages

In the Middle Ages, Christians were expected to visit a priest yearly to offer confessions Read the excerpt from The Canterbury Tales. “God’s arms!” exclaimed one of these debauchees, “Is the fellow then so dangerous to meet? In highways and in byways, street by street, I’ll seek him out, I vow it on God’s bones….

Literary Terms (Examples)

Alliteration the repetition of similar sounds, usually consonants, in a group of words (“whose heart hung humble” -The Open Boat by Stephen Crane) Allusion a reference to a person, a place, an even, or a literary work that a writer expects a reader to recognize (“He dreamed of Thebes and Camelot and Priam’s Neighbors”-Miniver Cheevy…

English Topic Test

What is a key reason to include metaphors in a literary work? to create new and surprising comparisons and deepen understanding Read the excerpt below from the poem “The Taxi” by Amy Lowell and complete the statement that follows. When I go away from you The world beats dead Like a slackened drum. Source: Lowell,…

Poetry vs. Prose Quiz

Poetry language sung, chanted, spoken, or written according to some recurrence that emphasizes the relationship of words according to sound as well as meaning. Prose the form of written language or everyday speech that is not organized according to the formal patterns of verse. Narrative Poetry the class of poems that tell stories. Ballard Form…

Catullus Poems, Translations

Catullus 12 Marrucinus Asinus, you do not use your left hand well in joke or in wine. You steal napkins of the more negligent people. Do you think that this is clever? It flees from you, idiot. However dirty the thing is it is also unattractive. Do you not believe me? Believe your brother Pollionus,…

Metaphysical poetry and John Donne

Metaphysical poetry Highly intellectualized, use strange imagery, use frequent paradox, and contain emteremly conceptualized thought type of poetry (1/3) Metaphysical poetry This kind of poetry is not regarded as a genre of poetry (2/3) Metaphysics Deals with questions that can’t be explained by science (questions nature of reality in philosophical way) Metaphysical poetry (What kind…

Bright star! would I were steadfast as thou art by John Keats

What is the poem alluding to? The North Star (a.k.a. Polaris) Why does the author want to be like the star? The star is never changing Who wrote “Bright star! would I were steadfast as thou art” John Keats You can infer that the narrator in the poem is a what, because he is referring…

Literary Terms "conflict...hyperbole"

conflict struggle between two opposing forces in a short story, novel, play, or narrative poem. conceit an ingenious and fanciful notion or conception, usually expressed through an elaborate analogy, and pointing to a striking parallel between two seemingly dissimilar things. connotation the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its…

Margaret Atwood Poetry

You Begin 2 Headed Poems- duality of relationships especially mother and child This is A Photograph of Me Circle Games in 1964, 1st big collection about identity lost, death and love, male and female relationships On the Streets, Love Circle Games, Male and female relationships At the Tourist Center in Boston Animals in that Country-…

Anglo-Saxon Poetry, The Seafarer and The wanderer, The Wife's Lament

Six characteristics of Anglo-Saxon poetry alliteration, epithets, kennings, understatements, repetition, and caesuras Define alliteration the repetition of the 1st consonant sound in a single line of poetry Define epithets an adjective only used for describe a certain noun Define kennings two nouns to describe one well-known noun Define understatements a statement making a scene less…

Anglo-Saxon lyric poem "The Seafarer" Test

Anglo-Saxon the rhythmic poetry composed in the Old English language before A.D.1100; generally divided by pauses, spreaded orally caesuras a natural pause in the middle of a line of poetry kennings two-word poetic renaming’s, like “whales home” for the sea assonance repeated vowel sounds in unrhymed, stressed syllables alliteration repeated initial consonant sounds in stressed…

Poetry: Boots of Spanish Leather / from The Song of Hiawatha

Ballard a narrative poem that is meant to be sung and focuses on a single tragic event. Narrative Poem poem that tells a story Epic a long narrative poem about the life of a hero whose actions reflect the values of the group he or she belongs to Blackout Poem When you take a text…

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