Writ About Literature & Ideas
Writ About Literature & Ideas ENGL 122
Lansing Community College
Popular in Course
Popular in Foreign Language
This 12 page Class Notes was uploaded by Theresia Bahringer on Tuesday October 13, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to ENGL 122 at Lansing Community College taught by Patricia Zammit in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 13 views. For similar materials see /class/222396/engl-122-lansing-community-college in Foreign Language at Lansing Community College.
Reviews for Writ About Literature & Ideas
Report this Material
What is Karma?
Karma is the currency of StudySoup.
You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!
Date Created: 10/13/15
Reading and writing about poetry Questions to ask When reading poetry What is the literal meaning Who is the speaker Who is being addressed What is the message or theme What do the images add What do the symbols andor allusions suggest How does it all fit together Persona who is speaking and tone in poetry Verbal ironya reversal of meaning a difference between what is said and what is actually meant Words to describe tone Humorousjoyousplayfullighthopeful Lyricaladmiringcelebratorylaudatory Wistfulsadmournfuldrearytragicelegiac Solemnsomberpoignant Blas disillusionedcurthostilesarcasticcynical Ambivalentambiguousbriskstraightforwardearnest Poetic language Denotation the dictionary de nition of a word Connotationthe emotions associated with a word the contextual meaning of a word Figurative languagepersoni cation simile metaphor imagerysymbolism paradox oxymoron Poetic language simile and metaphor Simile a description based on comparison using Clike77 Lag Metaphor idea based goes beyond description creates associations that can only be imaginary depends on the reader s ability to analyze Extended metaphor a metaphor carried throughout several lines or even an entire work Poetic language personi cation and imagery Personi cation A metaphor that uses human characteristics to describe nonhuman things Imagery sensory descriptions Within a piece of literature Poetic language symbols An image so rich with connotation it conveys more meaning than simply descriptive value Archetypal symbols are recurring and have a seemingly universal meaning Poetic language paradox and oxymoron Paradox phrases or statements that seem contradictory but make emotional sense hurts so good the end is the beginning etc Oxymoron an extreme paradox which juxtaposes two words with opposite meanings exquisitely painful deafening silence etc Poetic form Rhythmstressing accenting words and syllables to produce a particular sound effect Rhymerepeating similar sounds in an effective pattern Stanzasthe poetic paragraph Alliterationrepetition of consonant sounds Assonancerepetition of similar vowel sounds in nonrhyming words grave and grain Consonancehalfrhyme where the consonants repeat but the vowels change blade and blood Poetic form rhythm and meter When the rhythm of a poem has a regular pattern it results in meter Meter is measured in feet per line units of stressed and unstressed syllables Monometer one foot per line Dimeter two feet per line Trimeter three feet per line Tetrameter four feet per line Pentameter five feet per line Hexameter siX feet per line And so on Poetic form meter continued Types of feet the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables Iambic unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one Trochaic stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable Anapestic two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed one Dactylic stressed syllable followed by two unstressed Poetic form stanzas Stanzas can be closed lines of equal length arranged in fixed patterns of stress and rhyme or open lines of varying length no fixed pattern of meter or rhyme Couplets and quatrains two or four rhymed lines quatrains can follow abab or aabb rhyme scheme Sonnets 14 lines 10 syllables per line set rhyme scheme Free verse poem written in open form
Are you sure you want to buy this material for
You're already Subscribed!
Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'