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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 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….

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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…

Famous Poetry Lines

“Under the spreading chestnut tree” The Village Blacksmith, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “Listen, my children, and you shall hear of the midnight ride of…” Paul Revere’s Ride, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Sonnet 43, Elizabeth Barrett Browning “Half a league, half a league, half a league onward” The…

"The Rainy Day" Lesson American Literature k12 Wiva

Lesson Introduction: “The Rainy Day” In this lesson, you will read a poem by the American nineteenth-century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. You will then explore the language, imagery, and theme of the poem, as well as the way Longfellow employs rhyme scheme and meter in his work. Before You Read: “The Rainy Day” You may…

Poetry Reading Test #4

The First section of the poem (lines 1-12), the speaker seeks to convey a feeling of contentment In context, “saddening” line 7 suggests that the clouds have become darker The speaker gives symbolic significance to which of the following? 1,2,3 only Lines 11 and 12 (the.. silence) are best understood to mean which of the…

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