levels of reading
examining of words by basic meaning
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examining words on a deeper level: language and what it means
the choice of words and phrases
the subject of the poem; overall meaning
length, sound devices, meter
A four-line stanza, known as a quatrain, consisting of alternating eight- and six-syllable lines.
when two or more words rhyme at the end of a line
two or more words that rhyme within a line or lines
light/sight or light/site
slant rhyme or near rhyme
repetition of consonant sounds in wordsex. laughter tells a tale of light
repetition of consonant sounds in words ex. for leaves delight in sinking sweetly
repetition of a sound at the beginning of wordsex. peter piper picked a peck
14 line poemex.
Acquainted with the Night
A 19 line form using only two rhymes and repeating two of the lines according to a set patternex. One Art
two rhyming lines of iambic pentameter
has meter, no rhyme
no meter, no rhyme
A lyric poem usually marked by serious, respectful, and exalted feelings toward the subject.ex. We Real Cool
4 characteristics:-identifiable speaker-identifiable audience-situation/ setting -revelation of speaker’s character ex. My Last Duchess
A comparison that establishes a figurative identity between objects being compared.ex.
Freddie is a pig when he eats.
A comparison using “like” or “as”ex. He is as brave as a lion.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudesex. The leaves waved in the wind.
A figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imaginary person or a personified abstraction, such as liberty or love.
ex. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
A figure of speech in which a part is substituted for the whole.ex. homage to my hips
An extended metaphorex. Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
A thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract.
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
Repetition of sounds at the end of words
Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character
Repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis
repetition of a line at eh beginning of a sentenceex. Acquainted with the Night- I have been
seize the dayex. We Real Cool
A figure of speech consisting of two apparently contradictory termsex. blinding sight
The voice that talks to the reader
the intended reader of a piece
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader
A poem that tells a storyex.
“The Wild Swans at Coole”
Expressing words in a way that means the opposite
Poem about deathex. “Elegy of Jane”
a pause or break in a line of verse
A run-on line of poetry in which logical and grammatical sense carries over from one line into the next.
A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance.
An idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning
how it is constructed
A group of lines in a poem
A four line stanza
Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
A three-line stanza rhymed aba, bcb, cdcex.
“Acquainted With The Night”
Section of a long poem
group of lines in a poem with no specific organization or number of lines