EN 219 MIDTERM

EN 219 MIDTERM - Definitions: Meter the pattern of stressed...

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Definitions: Meter – the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a verse line Foot – Least unit of metrical measurement (at least one stressed syllable) Iamb – Type of foot in which the stresses resemble the beating of the heart; weak stress followed by strong stress, annotated likewise: U/ Trochee – Type of foot, the reverse of Iambic foot; strong followed by weak stress: /U 1. Narrative of the Life by Frederick Douglass. In this passage, he is acting in the same manner as a shepherd, leading the flock. Ironically, he’s leading the flock to their death, rather than to their safety as a shepherd normally does. Douglass purposely told the reader that the event took place on Sunday morning, the morning of worship, to drive this point home. 2. Narrative of the Life by Frederick Douglass. Henry IV by Shakespeare is the story alluded to. I can’t quote it unfortunately. 3. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Transcendentalism—a Platonic idea. What is here is not as real as what is out there. We exist before we’re born, and we spend our lives trying to get back what we lose when we are born. The more you age, the farther you grow from that perfect state;
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