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How do you read poetry

1. read aloud
2. Read several times
3. punctuation
4. paraphrase
5. summarize
6. answer your questions
7. archetypes

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how do you read several times

1. find what feelings you get from the poem
2. look up words you do not know and use context
3. read it with the new meaning you have and see if your feelings from the first read change

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What questions about the poem should you ask

1. who is the speaker
2. who is the audience
3. what is the occasion

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Theme

General statement of truth about life, what the poem is about

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The repetition of an initial consonant sound

alliteration

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a reference in one literary work to a character or theme found in another literary work

allusion

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the state of having more than one meaning, with resultant uncertainty as to the intended significance of the statement

ambiguity

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a device of repetition in which the same expression is repeated at the beginning of two or more lines

anaphora

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same or similar vowel sounds in stressed syllables that end with different consonant sounds

assonance

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a person, or anything presented as a person, e. g., a spirit, object, animal, or natural force, in a literary work

character

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intended definition of a word

connotation

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the repetition of final consonants in words or stressed syllables whose vowel sounds are different

consonance

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the literal dictionary definition of a word

denotation

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a variety of language characteristic of a particular group of the language's speakers

dialect

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an author's choice of words

diction

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an example of figurative language that states something that is not literally true in order to create an effect

figure of speech

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a figure of speech in which an overstatement or exaggeration occurs

hyperbole

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a word or group of words in a literary work which appeals to one or more of the senses

imagery

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an act of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison

juxtaposition

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the recurrence in poetry of a rhythmic pattern, or the rhythm established by the regular occurrence of similar units of sound

meter

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a figure of speech wherein a comparison is made between two unlike quantities without the use of the words "like" or "as"

metaphor

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a lengthy speech given by one person

monologue

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the repetition of a sound meant to resemble what it is describing

onomatopoeia

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a combination of words or short phrases that are contradictory

oxymoron

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a "second self" created by the author and through whom the narrative is related

persona

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a figure of speech in which something nonhuman is given human characteristics

personification

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the repetition of the same or similar sounds, often occurring at set intervals and most obviously appearing at the end of a line, where it is called end ____

rhyme

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the time and place in which a story unfolds

setting

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an explicit comparison of two things, usually with the words "like" or "as"

simile

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a grouping or poetic lines

stanza

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the patterns of arrangement of words in a sentence

syntax

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the use of one object to represent or stand for something else

symbolism

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a figure of speech in which a part is taken from the hole

synecdoche

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the message or central idea expressed in a literary work

theme

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types of poetry and define them

dramatic poetry- poetry that employs dramatic form or some element of dramatic technique
Lyric poetry- poetry that expresses an emotional state or mood
narrative poetry- poetry that tells a story

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the attitude towards the subject and towards the audience in a literary work

tone

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a figure of speech in which the literal sense of what is being said falls detectably short of the magnitude of what is being talked about

understatement

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a contraction that contains some element of truth

paradox

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saying something but meaning another

verbal irony

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the use of something closely related for the thing actually meant

metonymy

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language that means something other than what it literally means

figurative language

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what does figurative language do

1. ordinary to unordinary
2. adds depth
3. allows a better understanding
4. adds freshness

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examples of figurative language

1. metaphor
2. simile
3. personification
4. paradox
5. hyperbole
6. understatement
7. verbal irony
8. synechdoche
9. metonymy

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elements of a poem

imagery
tone
figurative language
allusion
theme

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how do you find a theme in a poem

1. find the subject of each stanza
2. never state theme as the simple subject
3. does it run throughout the poem
4. find tone
5. characters actions
6. a title of work
7. symbolic characters
8. setting
9. imagery