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whitmandickinson poems and terms

whitmandickinson poems and terms

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Whitman

"Father of Free Verse"

American Bard

Whitman was known as the _______

Leaves of Grass

Whitman wrote this collection of poems in response to Emerson

epic

a poem in which the ideals and values of a society are embodied in the experiences of an epic hero

American poet

Who is the epic hero?

pathetic fallacy

weather would reflect the current emotions and happenings

narrative

a poem that tells a story

lyric

a poem that expresses thoughts and emotions

verse

poems are written in this instead of prose

metered poem

a poem with a pattern of rhythm and rhyme

free verse poem

a poem with no pattern of rhythm and rhyme

diction

a poet's choice of words

connotation

the shades of meaning and emotion attached to words

imagery

use of language to evoke a sense experience

inversion

the reversal of the normal word order of a sentence for poetic reasons

elliptical construction

a sentence with words omitted so that the meaning can be inferred from nearby sentences

repetition

the repeating of a word, phrase, or line

parallel structure

the repetition of phrases, clauses, or sentences that have the same grammatical construction

anaphora

beginning successive clauses, phrases or lines with the same word

assonance

the repetition of middle vowel sounds

consonance

the repetition of similar final consonant sounds

synaesthesia

the juxtaposition of one sensory image with another image that appeals to an unrelated sense

metonymy

referring to a person, place, or thing by something closely related with it

synecdoche

a figure of speech in which a part represents the whole

oxymoron

combines contradictory terms in brief phrase

explication

a line by line interpretation including the identification of and interpretation of the different things found in poetry

conceit

unexpected, far-fetched, illogical comparison

Dickinson

Who was born in Amherst, MA

cemetery

Dickinson's bedroom overlooked what?

best friend's death

What lead to Dickinson's depression?

married men

Who did Dickinson fall in love with two times?

Bright's Disease

What killed Dickinson?

Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Who was Dickinson's mentor and editor of the Atlantic Monthly