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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…

Emily Dickinson, "Success is counted sweetest…"

The alliteration in the first stanza serves to (A) soothe the reader (B) highlight the envious tone (C) complement the assonance in the fi rst stanza (D) contrast the consonance in the second stanza (E) emphasize the appeal of success by creating an appealing sound (E) emphasize the appeal of success by creating an appealing…

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…

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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,…

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…

AP English – John Donne ~ John Milton

Metaphysical Poetry (History/Coined) a collection of different poets… *not a genre or a group that interacted!!. • Coined by Samuel Johnson (after the fact) Metaphysical Poetry (Definition) “meta” – after “physical” – world Questions that go beyond science I.e. religion, predestination? free choice? God(s)? Chief techniques used in Metaphysical Poetry (2) *Conceits* – extended metaphors…

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…

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…

English Test 4 Poetry, Drama, and Fiction in an absurd post modern world

Modernity: -Historical condition largely defined by advances in technology and industry -Invention of the automobile cited as the seminal event that the era began Major events that impacted Modernity: -1871-1914 Industrial Revolution Major events that impacted Modernity: -1914-1918 The Great War Major events that impacted Modernity: -1929-1930s The Great Depression Major events that impacted Modernity:…

9th Grade: Poetry Unit

aesthetic effects the reactions a reader has to the form, content, and/or beauty of a work and that engender enjoyment or an emotional reaction in that reader EX- When I read “Ode to my socks” I wished that I wore socks that day, I also thought it was a funny poem. alliteration the repetition of…

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…

ASL Clayton Valli

Valli got his PhD in what ASL poetry Where did Valli teach Gallaudet Valli’s poetry is captured on two videos, Poetry in _____, and ASL Poetry: Selected Works of Clayton Valli. motion Valli believed ASL poetry was something for everyone to _____ and enjoy. create Some of Valli’s best known works are “Dandelion”, _____, and…

Mary Oliver – A Poetry Handbook vocabulary

Alexandrine A pure iambic, six-foot line Alliteration The repetition of the initial sound of words in a line or lines of verse Allusion A reference to something that belongs properly to a world beyond the specific sphere of the poem Anapest Two light stresses followed by a heavy stress Assonance The repetition of vowel sounds…

Sonnets and metaphysical poetry

Sonnet a poem usually of 14 lines in which the poet examines two usually contrasting ideas, emotions, states of mind, beliefs, actions, events, images, etc., by juxtaposing the two against each other, and possibly resolving or just revealing the tensions created and operative between the two 3 types of sonnets • Italian • Spenserian and…

English Poetry Timeline

the colonial era 17th Century in British colonies Primarily metaphysical and devotional Imitative and derivative of British poetry Famous poets: Anne Bradstreet (1st book of American poetry, 1650) Edward Taylor the “Connecticut Wits” Began at Yale in mid-18th century Primarily satirical in nature Patterned after famous British satirists such as Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, and…

Types of Diction

Slang Refers to a group of recently coined words often used in informal situations. Colloquial Expressions Non standard, usually regional. Ways of using language appropriate to informal or conversational speech and writing. (Y’all) Jargon Words and expressions characteristic of a particular trade, profession and pursuit. Dialect A nonstandard subgroup of a language with its own…

IEW Poetry – Level 2

How Doth the Little Crocodile Lewis Carroll At the Seaside Robert Louis Stevenson Rebecca, Who Slammed Doors for Fun and Perished Miserably Hilaire Belloc Fog Car Sandburg Some One Walter de la Mare The Duke of Plaza-Toro W. S. Gilbert God and the Soldier Author Unknown Jabberwocky Lewis Carroll 2 The Height of the Ridiculous…

sonnet test – sonnet and pastoral poetry background

sonnets developed by petrarch petrarch was an italian poet a group of related sonnets that tells a loose story and has repitition of themes sonnet sequences definition of sonnet a poem of 14 lines written in iambic pentameter common themes of sonnets idealized love, beauty, the passing of time, youth/aging common literary devices in sonnets…

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…

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…

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

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…

types of verse, meter, rhyme, poetic devices, and figurative language

lyric subjective, reflective poetry with regular rhyme scheme and meter which reveals poet’s thoughts and feelings to create a single, unique impression narrative non-dramatic, objective verse with regular rhyme scheme and meter which relates a story or narrative sonnet a rigid 14-line verse form, with variable structure and rhyme scheme according to type: Shakespearean (English)…

haiku and Basho

Lexicon Critical vocabulary, feelings and emtions. Kokoro Mind and feeling of the poetry Amari no kokoro Heart and soul of poem Mono no kokoro Natural poignancy of things Aware Feeling Kajitsu Great and beautiful poem Ka Surface Jitsu Core Wit Cleaverness Irony Surprise Wabi Simplicity Sabi Aloneness Wabi sabi Ideal. Simple and solitude. Edo Birth…

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…

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