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How to Write a Limerick Poetry

What is a limerick? A five-line poem that originated in Ireland and is meant to be funny Need to Know: AABBA rhyme scheme: 1st, 2nd, 5th lines rhyme with 8-9 syllables 3rd, 4th lines rhyme with 5-6 syllables Line Structure: Line 1: usually tells the subject 8-9 syllables Line 2: gives an action 8-9 syllables Read More

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Lord Byron’s Poems

Form of She Walks in Beauty (1813) 1. The poem is divided into three stanzas of six lines each, with an ABABAB rhyme scheme. 2. Employs a metrical inversion in line 4, stanza 1. Starts with the word “Meet” which is a stressed word instead of beginning with an unstressed word like “of.” 3. Does Read More

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Truett-McConnell EN102: Composition and Lit. Quiz 2

Old English Period -Generally considered to begin in 7th century A.D. with the invasion of Anglo‐Saxons and end with the Norman Conquest of 1066. -Monks now concerned that Latin literacy was failing because the common language was Old English (mix of French, Latin, Dutch, and native Celtic dialects), so they begin translating their copied texts Read More

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Jazz History Midterm Studyguide

Stephan Foster known as the “father of American music”, was an American songwriter primarily known for his parlour and minstrel music. Foster wrote over 200 songs; among his best known are “Oh! Susanna”, “Camptown Races”, “Old Folks at Home”, “My Old Kentucky Home”, “Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair”, “Old Black Joe”, and “Beautiful Dreamer”. Read More

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Creative Writing Notes

In Theodore Roethke’s poem My Papa’s Waltz, how might the rhythm be described? “regular” and “like a dance” In exploring uses of sound in poetry, a writer might use the generative writing step to: experiment with different sound techniques In writing poetry, generative writing is a way to: explore different types of poems and techniques Read More

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Poetry Espanol 202

San Manuel Bueno, mártir Miguel de Unamuno “El Enamorado y la muerte” Anónimo Romance del conde Arnaldos Anónimo Llama de amor viva San Juan de la Cruz Noche oscura Anónimo Rima XI Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer Si Tú me dices !Ven! Amado Nervo Meciendo Gabriela Mistral Si ves un monte de espumas José Martí Dos patrias Read More

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Literary Criticism Terms

Allegory a story in which the narrative or characters carry an underlying symbolic, metaphorical, or possibly an ethical meaning Alliteration the repetition of one or more initial consonants in a group of words or lines of poetry or prose Ambiguity a vagueness of meaning; a conscious lack of clarity meant to evoke multiple meanings or Read More

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Harlem Renaissance and Langston Hughes

Renaissance means Rebirth When After WWI, there was a surge of African Americans relocating form the south to New York Harlem is… A predominantly African American neighborhood in New York City Was the center of… African American cultural rebirth Showcased African American’s talents in art, music, literature, and theater Black Pride The renaissance movement extended Read More