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Lyric Poems

Statement of theme, development of controlling theme, resolution with finality and closure

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Metaphor

Uses analogy to compare two things
(Eg: "The Lord is my Shepherd.")

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Simile

Uses like or as in an analogy to compare two things
(Eg: "He is like a tree planted by streams of water.")

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Allusion

A reference to past literature or history

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Devotional Poetry

Poetry that, packed with meaning and artistry, increases the reader's commitment to God and the godly life

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Allegory

Symbolic fictional narrative that conveys a meaning not explicitly set forth in the narrative.
Has 2+ levels of meaning
Essentially massive metaphors
Uses symbols but is different from symbolism in that it is a complete narrative

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Symbol

Any object that stands for another which gives it a particular meaning

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Writer's Values

The infusing a literary work with the political or religious beliefs of the writer

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Personification

Giving human qualities to objects or animals.

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Allegory

Form of a story using symbolic figures, actions, or representations to express truths

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Sonnet

Two Types: Italian/Petrarchan Sonnet and the English/Shakespearean Sonnet

Have 14 lines and a fixed rhyme scheme