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Inroduction to Literature

by: Meaghan Raw

Inroduction to Literature Lit 110L

Meaghan Raw
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These notes cover what was discussed in class and from the reading for weeks 3 and 4.
Intro to Lit
Brady Harrison
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Literature, intro, to, Lit, american poetry, poetry
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Meaghan Raw on Tuesday September 27, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Lit 110L at University of Montana taught by Brady Harrison in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 2 views. For similar materials see Intro to Lit in English Language&Literature at University of Montana.

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Date Created: 09/27/16
INTRODUCTIN TO LITERATURE WEEK 3 & 4 Internal Structure p. 611-16  How the words are arranged to present meaning  Dividing poems into parts o Distinguished by shifts in topic, tone, address, etc.  Internal v. External Structure or formal parts o What is perceived vs. what is meant Making Arguments about Structure p. 620-22  Different readers come to different conclusions  Poems w/out “parts” o No major shifts o The poem moves as one to have a meaning External Form p. 632-43  Arrangement on the page visually and verbally  Stanzas, how many lines, rhyme, etc.  Stanzas o Groups of lines divided from other groups by white space o Traditionally a visual indicator in patterns of sound  Traditional verse forms o Ballad- stanzas do not stand alone o Heroic couplet- iambic pentameter o Blank verse- regular meter o Free verse- lacks regular meter and rhyme  The way a poem looks o Print and space guide the poem o Some are meant to be seen rather than heard Sonnet p. 645-46  One of the most persistent fixed forms  14 Lines  Two types o Petrarchan  Italian  First 8 lines are the subject  Second 6 lines are the reply  No couplet o Shakespearian/Elizabethan  Internal structure is more than that of the Italian  3 quatrains and a couplet


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