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Ballad

  1. narrative; tells a story
  2. lyrical; uses:
    • rhyme
    • meter (shorter lines, 4 stresses or less 
  3. two types of language:
    • descriptive
    • narrative

 

2

Narrative

  • tells a substantial narrative
  • usually a long form
  • no definite from, but usually some degree of rhyme or meter

3

Confessional

  • deals with facts and intimate experiences of poets own life presented in a mixtur of description and meditation
  • autobiographical language
  • description: concrete, sensuous images
  • meditation: thoughts, feelings

4

Elegy

  • commerates the death of someone

5

Italian Sonnet

  1. 14 lines of iambic pentameter
  2. octet: [ABBAABBA] + sestet: [CDECDE] or [CDDECE] or [CDCDCD] etc.

6

Ode

  1. lyrical
  2. offers prais to a person or thing
  3. elevated tone, pholosophical ideas, enthusiastic praise

7

Rhyme Royal

  • stanza form
  • 7 lines iam pent
  • ABABBCC

8

English Sonnet

  1. 14 lines of iam pen
  2. 3 quatrains [ABABCDCDEFEF] + couplet [GG]

9

Spenserian Stanza

  1.  9 lines: 8 iam pent, last 1 iam hex
  2. ABABBCBCC

10

Folk Hero

  1. pity
  2. admiration
  3. particular to Wordsworth

11

Apostrophe

  • speaker directly adresses something/someone in the poem

12

Panentheism

nature created

13

Pantheism

nature worshiped

14

Internal Rhyme

rhyme within a line

15

Horatian Ode

  • lyrical ode with short regular stanzas
  • tranquil and reflective

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Wordsworth's Technique

  1. Make the ordinary seem extraordinary
  2. Color with imagination

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Coleridge's Technique

  • portray the supernatural in way that shows real human emotions and reactions as it would occur if it was encountered in real life