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Strands (2nd Nine Weeks)

Alice Munro Canadian author known for short stories, especially in tendency to move forward and backward in time. 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature for her work as “master of the contemporary short story”, 2009 Man Booker International Prize for work. Isabel Allende Chilean-American writer whose works are known for magical surrealism, famous for novels such…

Modernist Poets

born in Haley, ID, but moved to Philadelphia as an infant Ezra Pound studies at the U of Pennsylvania, befriends WCW, dates H.D. Ezra Pound studies at Hamilton College, earns Ph.B. Ezra Pound graduates with an M.A. from U of Pennsylvania in languages (studied Latin, Old English, French, and Italian), eventually learns seven languages Ezra…

Literary Poetry Terms

Poetry the patterned form of verbal or written expression of ideas and concentrated imaginative and rhythmical terms. Meter the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in the line of poetry Foot a unit of meter: iam or iambic, trochaic, anapestic, dactylic, spondaic, pyrrhic iam or iambic 2 syllable foot with stress on the second syllable…

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American Literature Poetry Terms

Ballad A song or poem that tells a story. This usually tells a tragic story in the form of a monologue or dialogue. Contains a simple, steady rhythm, a rhyme pattern, and a refrain. EX: Oh don’t you remember sweet Betsy from Pike, Who crossed the big mountains with her lover Ike, With two yoke…

Lyric and Ballad Poetry

lyric poem A short poem of songlike quality, a highly musical verse that expresses the observations and feelings of a single speaker lyrics The words of a song ballad A narrative poem written in four-line stanzas, characterized by swift action and narrated in a direct style. onomatopoeia A literary device in which the sound of…

Literary Terms (I-O)

iamb a metrical foot consisting of an unaccented syllable and an accented. the most common metrical measure in English verse inciting moment the name used for the event or force that sets motion the primary action of a play in medias res “in the midst of things” interior monologue one of the techniques for presenting…

AP Poetry Terms 6 – Rhythm and Meter

rhythm the regular recurrance of the accent or stress in a poem or song; the pulse or beat we feel in a phrase of music or a line of poetry caesuras pauses within a line of poetry (indicated by commas) meter the measure or patterned count of a poetic line; the count of stresses we…

Renaissance and Pastoral Poetry — English 10

couplet a two line stanza of a poem quatrain a four line stanza of a poem sestet a six line stanza of a poem octave an eight line stanza of a poem sonnet 14 line lyric poem Italian Sonnet Sonnet form popularized by author Petrarch English Sonnet Sonnet form popularized by William Shakespeare volta a…

SIFT Method

Symbol An object, person, or place that has meaning within itself but stands for something else in the context of the story/poem. Imagery When an image is evoked through the use of really descriptive language Figurative Language Includes (but is not limited to) simile, metaphor, hyperbole, repetition, alliteration,etc. Tone The attitude an author takes on…

Crime Poetry — Violence

‘Peter Grimes’ Victims suffer blows and bruises which eventually end in their brutal death. ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ The criminal explains calmly that ‘he found a thing to do’, and swiftly murders victim. ‘My Last Duchess’ The criminal cannot stand the victim’s perceived promiscuity, so commissions their death. ‘The Laboratory’ The violence is vividly imagined in this…

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