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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…

American Lit:Confessional Poetry

Confessional Poetry The poetry of the personal or “I.” This style of writing emerged in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Erases distance between speaker and poet. Autobiographical, Narrative and highly emotive. more relaxed. Confessional poetry began from ___ to ___ 1950s – 1960s The subject of confessional poetry is often _____ that one experiences…

The First Snowfall

Who is the speaker? the father, James Russell Lowell What is the setting? inside the house looking out of the window What is the subject? a father grieving over the death of his child’s death Who is the addressee? general audience What is the occasion? remembering the day his child was buried What kinds of…

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English Literature Lit terms Drama- medieval romance

drama form of literature written in prose or poetry or a combination of the two which relies on action to portray life and character Dramatic Monologue a lyric poem in which a single character engages in conversation with a silent listener, revealing a dramatic situation. It was developed by Robert Browning Dramatic Structure the plot…

American Poetry: Imagism, Ezra Pound & Amy Lowell

Pound: Born-Died 1885-1972 Born, Hailey, Idaho Died in Venice, Italy, with wife Olga Rudge Pound’s Poetry style – Modern verse–of ellipses to indicate panicky tone – “Make it new” – Magic moments, experimental; free verse; instant of time – “Poetry must be as well written as prose” – No fluff: minimalistic approach – Inspiration from…

Poetry Game: Daffodils by William Wordsworth

“wandered” This means to go from place to place without a special reason, purpose, or direction. “oft” This means “Often”. “host” This means a large number of people or things. “but they out-did the sparkling waves in glee” This means that the daffodils danced more and seemed even happier than the waves in the water….

Poetry, Rhythm,and Symbol

Narrative Poetry Tells a story, using elements such as plot, characters, and setting Lyric Poetry Has a musical quality and expresses the feelings of a single speaker Epic Poetry A long narrative poem that tells about a larger-than-life hero Ballad A songlike narrative poem that often deals with adventure and romance Ode A long, formal…

Renaissance Literary Terms

Renaissance a movement or period of vigorous artistic and intellectual activity; a rebirth vernacular language of the common people [English] pastoral type of lyric poem (meant to be sung) that celebrates the beauty and pleasures of nature sonnet fourteen lines of iambic pentameter with one of three stanza structures and rhyme schemes sonnet sequence a…

English 1102 – Poetry

Speaker Not to be confused with the author. The persona, can either be participant (first person) or an observer (third person). Audience The reader or listener of poetry. Narrative poetry Poetry whose main function is to tell a story. Epic poetry A long narrative poem about the exploits of a hero. Folk epics Work originally…

Time and Place Poetry Quotes

‘Where we…the sea’ Where the Picnic was Fire is a universal imagery of life briar is wild plant – similar to his wild and free emotions at the time establishes a pastoral image (One Quote) ‘Last relic of the band/Who came that day!’ Where the Picnic was merriment lost in time relics are religious/precious exclamation…

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