MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE

MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE - MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE ENGL243 Persona:...

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MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE – ENGL243 Persona : the first-person speaker who tells the story in a narrative poem/novel; the voice of a poem (note: the persona is NOT the author; it’s always fictional). Ex : Judith Ortiz Cofer’s “The Changeling” - the persona is a young girl who is now an adult Meter : the recurrence of stresses in a sequence of sound in a language; put together, known as verses. Includes feet, which are combination of stressed and unstressed syllables. Iambic (unstressed/stressed), anapestic (unstressed/unstressed/stressed), trochaic (stressed/unstressed), and dactylic (stressed/unstressed/unstressed). Ex : Jonne Donne’s “The Good Morrow” [TRISTAN & ISOLDE <3] - written in iambic pentameter, because there are five stresses in each line and it’s in unstressed/stressed (iambic) meter. - Hexameter at the end of each stanza Ex : Tennyson’s “Ulysses” - written in iambic pentameter (most common for epic poems) Diction : the kinds of words, phrases, sentence structures, and figurative language that constitutes a work of literature. Ex : Li-young Lee’s “Permissions” has formal diction Rhyme : repetition in the sounds of the last stressed vowels. Appears in patterns. Ex : Wyatt’s “They Flee From Me” - rhyme scheme of ababbcc. Connotation : range of secondary significations and feelings which it commonly suggests or implies; the cultural associations with the word. Denotation : the precise meaning or dictionary; a word in its primary signification or reference. Ex : Ben Jonson’s “On My First Son” - “seven” is a connotation of being lucky - “lent to me” is a denotation of being given with a expectation of being returned. Ex
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