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TLIT 200-Week 2 Notes: Poetry Cont.

by: Amber Schindler

TLIT 200-Week 2 Notes: Poetry Cont. TLIT 200

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Understanding Lit.
James Liner

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This week finishes up the lectures about Poetry. Next week will be focusing on dramas. Textbook used: The Norton Introduction to Literature by Kelly J. Mays (11th Portable Edition).
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Amber Schindler on Friday October 16, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to TLIT 200 at University of Washington taught by James Liner in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 21 views. For similar materials see Understanding Lit. in Literature at University of Washington.


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Date Created: 10/16/15
T LIT 200 Week 2 Poetry Cont Theme and Tone 0 Tone Speaker or writer s attitude and feelings toward a poem 0 0 Also refers their intended effect Use of style and diction help determine tone 0 Theme Statement about the topic not exactly What the poem talks about External Form I Stanza Groups of lines divided by spaces in the page 0 The way stanzas are broken can also correspond With the ow and changes of the scene imagery and thought Rhyme correspondence of sound in words and meter beats of a poem become indicators by how the poem sounds repetition lets us also hear deviations of a poem I Terza rima linked by common sounds One rhyme sound from each stanza is picked up in the next stanza and so on I Spenserian rhyme uses only three rhyme sounds in nine rhymed lines I Ballad stanza One set of thymes in four lines Lines lands in each stanza do not rhyme Metrical Patters v I Iambic meter unstressed and stressed syllables and alternating regularly vl vl vl vl vl I Pentameter Five beats vl vl vl vl vl vl I Hexameter six beats vl vl vl vl I Tetrameter four beats vl vl vl I Trimeter three beats Verse Forms 0 Traditional I Ballads Verse narratives that were usually meant to be sung Have simple meter rhyme and diction I Epics Long and narrative poems Usually tell of heroic deeds I Free verse lacks meter and rhyme 0 Fixed FormsForm Based I Limerick 5 line poem often humorous Lines 1 2 and 5 have three beats and lines 3 and 4 have two beats Rhyme scheme aabba I Villanelle 19 line poem Rhyme scheme aba aba aba aba aba abaa I Palindrome 18 line poem Lines are mirrored and can be read forward or backward Rhyme scheme aba aba aba mirror aba aba aba I Sestina the last words of each line within one stanza appear in variable order in other stanzas Last three lines use all the end words that were cycled O Sonnets I Fourteen line poem I EnglishShakespearean three quartets 4 line stanzas and a couplet a pair of consecutive lines that share end rhymes Rhyme scheme abab cdcd efef gg I Italian An octet 8 line stanza and a sestet 6 line stanza Rhyme scheme abbaabba cdcdcd Other vocabulary 0 Blank verse lines with regular meter but no discernable rhyme scheme 0 Heroic couplet Same as a normal couplet however the couplet is within a iambic pentameter setup


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