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English 1102 – Poetry

Speaker Not to be confused with the author. The persona, can either be participant (first person) or an observer (third person). Audience The reader or listener of poetry. Narrative poetry Poetry whose main function is to tell a story. Epic poetry A long narrative poem about the exploits of a hero. Folk epics Work originally…

Prentice Hall Literature Poetry Test Collection 6 and Alphabet Poem

Haiku a three-line Japanese verse form with a 5-7-5 syllable pattern, usually about nature Concrete Poem a poem with a shape that suggests it’s subject Limerick a humorous, rhyming, five line poem with a specific meter and rhyme scheme Basic Idea of Haiku to Describe a winter storm in a forest of deciduous trees. Basic…

Elements of 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…

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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…

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…

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…

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)…

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…

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…

Meter and Scansion- Poetry

amphibrach a foot with unstressed, stressed, unstressed syllables ex- chicago anacrusis an extra unaccented syllable at the beginning of a line before the regular meter begins ex- mine / by the right / of the white / election amphimacer a foot with stressed, unstressed, stressed syllables ex- attitude catalexis an extra unaccented syllable at the…

POETRY, MOOD & TONE, SOUND DEVICES

MOOD The overall feeling or emotion felt by the reader. TONE The author’s attitude toward his subject; sets the mood. POETRY Literature written in verse with a blend of imagery and sound to tell a story or create an emotional response. VERSE A single line of poetry. STANZA A group of lines within a poem;…

Unit 1: The Anglo-Saxon Period: 449-1066

Lesson 1 The Anglo-Saxon Period Unit Intro Anglo-Saxon Period lasted from the middle of the 5th century through the Norman conquest in AD 1066 449 AD England was invaded by Germanic warrior tribes from Europe (Anglo, Saxons, Jutes) 1066 AD settled and ruled until Norman invasion Beowulf epic narrative poem beginning in oral tradition but…

World Literature (English 4)

“Subha” by Rabindranath Tagore Why is the girl’s name ironic? It means “sweetly speaking,” and the girl cannot speak. What does the passage reveal about gender roles in Esquivel’s culture? Women work in the kitchen to prepare meals but are humble about their work. Which archetype does Persephone exemplify in this poem? Ingénue “Women on…

AP Lit Vocab

Accentual Verse Verse whose meter is determined by the number of stressed (accented) syllables—regardless of the total number of syllables—in each line. Many Old English poems, including Beowulf, are accentual; see Ezra Pound’s modern translation of “The Seafarer.” More recently, Richard Wilbur employed this same Anglo-Saxon meter in his poem “Junk.” Traditional nursery rhymes, such…

Grade 11 Poetic Devices and Figurative Language Terms

Alliteration the repetition of one or more initial sounds, usually consonants and vowels at the beginning of each word in a series Assonance repetition of two or more vowel sounds within a line Consonance repetition of two or more consonant sounds within a line Onomatopoeia the us of a word whose sound suggests its meaning;…

Sound Devices in Poetry (The Raven)

Alliteration The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or connected words. Consonance The recurrence of similar sounds, especially consonants. Assonance The repetition of the sound of a vowel in non rhyming stressed syllables. Onomatopoeia The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named. Internal Rhyme…

Poetry: Rhythm and Metre

Accentual verse Verse whose meter is determined by the number of stressed (accented) syllables—regardless of the total number of syllables—in each line. Many Old English poems, including Beowulf, are accentual; see Ezra Pound’s modern translation of “The Seafarer.” More recently, Richard Wilbur employed this same Anglo-Saxon meter in his poem “Junk.” Traditional nursery rhymes, such…

An Interpretation of “On the Pulse of Morning”

Essay on “On The Pulse Of Morning” Analysis The poem that Maya Angelou chose the read at President Clinton’s inaugural in 1993, delivers a message of hope. It uses the metaphor of morning or dawn to show that people can create their dreams and bring them to life. Maya Angelou has been a national celebrity…

AP Literature and Composition Perrine’s Poetry Chapters 3-16

What are the 3 uses of Language? 1. Practical 2. Literary 3. Argumentative Practical Language Used in poetry to communicate information Literary Language Steps up the intensity and increases range of experience Argumentative Language Used as an instrument of persuasion What are the four dimensions that Poetry must engage the reader in? 1. Intellectual Dimension…

Macbeth Poetry/ Theatre Terms

Elision When two syllables are squished into one syllable to make the word fit the meter of the poem Rhyme Scheme A method of indicating end-line rhyme in a poem by using the letters of the alphabet Slant Rhyme words that almost rhyme, usually treated as a true rhyme End Rhyme a type of slant…

English Renaissance Poetry Test Practice

Alliteration The repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close to one another Allusion A reference to a statement, person, place, event or thing that is known from literature, history, religion, myth, politics, sports, science or popular culture Apostrophe A figure of speech in which a speaker directly addresses an absent or dead person,…

50 Literary Devices (Definitions) – BC English 12 Provincial Exam Review

alliteration the repetition of the initial consonant sound in words assonance the repetition of vowel sounds consonance the repetition of consonant sounds in the middle or at the end of words enjambment when the writer uses line breaks meaningfully and abruptly to either emphasize a point or to create dual meanings imagery when the writer…

Language Arts Terms #2

Assonance The repetition of vowel sounds without the repetition of consonants. Consonance The repetition of the came consonant sounds. Dramatic Poetry Usually involves a repeating rhythm, dialogue that rhymes, and many narrative elements such as setting, conflict, and a plot. Elegy A sorrowful and formal lyric poem that focuses on the death of a person….

Poetry ("Maestro", "Bailando", and "The Desert is My Mother")

alliteration repetition of consonant sounds in the beginning of words (ex: Slippery slope) repitition the use of any element of language – a sounds, word, or phrase – more than once onomatopoeia the use of words that imitate sounds. (Ex: splat, hiss) poetry type of literature that uses sounds, rhythms, and meanings of words to…

ENGLISH POETRY FINAL

Introduction to Poetry BY:Billy Collins *metaphors, visual imagery, persona A Poet’s Thought BY: Thomas Hardy *quatrain, end stop, rhythm (aa,bb,cc,dd), lazy rhyme/end rhymes, initial alliteration (maimed and mangled, time’s tongue) CHAPTER 12 … The Lake Isle of Innisfree BY: William Butler Yeats *end rhyme, quatrain, lyric poem Those Winter Sundays BY: Robert Hayden *tactile/visual imagery,…

Sound & Sense Literary Terms

Allegory A narrative or description having a second meaning beneath the surface one. Alliteration The repetition at close intervals of the initial consonant sounds of accented syllables or important words (for example, Map – Moon, Kill – Code, PReach – apPRove). Important words and accented syllables beginning with vowels may also be said to alliterate…

Formal Elements of Poetry

accent (1) A recognizable manner of pronouncing words, (2) The degree of stress given to a syllable–an important component of meter. (3) Any diacritical mark. allegory The term loosely describes any writing in verse or prose that has a double meaning. An allegorical reading usually involves moral or spiritual concepts that may be more significant…

ENTIRE Poetry Unit

“Glory” Use of: Similes/Metaphors. Poem about baseball players and how good baseball games would keep them going! “The Wind—tapped like a tired Man” Use of: personification/Similies/Metaphors. Poem personifying the wind coming into her house and her treating “him” as a guest. “Metaphor” Use of: Similes/Metaphors. Poem about how each day is like a new sheet…

MR poetry notes

figurative language language that is used imaginatively, rather than literally, to express ideas or feelings in new ways figures of speech comparisons between dissimilar things. simile uses like or as to compare two unalike things metaphor speaks of one thing in terms of another thing personification gives human-like qualities to non-human things imagery descriptive language…

American Literature Test 1

Colonial New England period is also known as what? Puritan Era When was Jamestown established? 1607 When did the Separatists come to the New World? 1620 When did the Puritans come to America? 1630 When the Puritans came to America, where did they land? Massachusetts Bay What are the literary characteristics of the Colonial New…

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