Irony and "Ironic" Poetry

New Criticism An approach to literature made popular min-20th century that evolved out of formalist criticism. These critics suggest that detailed analysis of the language of a literary text can uncover important layers of meaning in that work. It consciously downplays the historical influences, authorial intentions, and social contexts that surround texts in order to focus on explication—extremely close textual analysis. Cleanth Brooks An influential American literary critic and professor

The community about Hester’s identity. That is shown

The scarlet Letter:  The scarlet letter shows the community about Hester’s identity. That is shown by the “A” worn on her chest that explains Adultery. Which demonstrated disgrace and sin as well. However, towards the end of the novel the letter itself starts to stand for able, angel and adultery. This symbol is a shame of badge that demonstrates the character’s identity in a bigger way of thinking. It is

Literature and Its Writers Vocabulary 8-12

poetic meter the rhythms of poetry accent the emphasis put on the syllable of the word. They are what give the poem its rhythms stressed accented syllable (/) unstressed Unaccented syllable (u) scansion looking at the rhyme and accents to see how the poem achieves its effect meter the pattern set up by a regular rhythm of words in a poem foot one unit of the rhythmic pattern that makes

Victorian Age Literature

Robert Browning My Last Duchess Robert Browning Porphyria’s Lover Robert Browning Childe Roland Elizabeth Barrett Browning Cry of the children Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sonnets from the Portuguese Alfred Lord Tennyson The Lady of Shallot Alfred Lord Tennyson Tears, Idle Tears Alfred Lord Tennyson Crossing the Bar Christina Rossetti Goblin Market Gerard Manley Hopkins God’s Grandeur Gerard Manley Hopkins As Kingfishers Catch Fire Gerard Manley Hopkins Pied Beauty Robert Louis Stevenson

Jane Eyre Ch. 1-8

How does Jane view herself and society? Answers will vary. Jane sees herself as simple and plain in contrast to a society of wealth, status and women of beauty. What is the red room and why is it significant in the Reed household? The red room is where Mrs. Reed locked up Jane for a period of time. It is also the room where Mr. Reed died. Describe how Bronte

How to Read Literature Like a Professor- Chapter 4

Astute having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one’s advantage Villanelles a nineteen-line poem with two rhymes throughout, consisting of five tercets and a quatrain, with the first and third lines of the opening tercet recurring alternately at the end of the other tercets and with both repeated at the close of the concluding quatrain Mnemonic aiding or designed to aid the

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