Lit-Poetry - LIT-POETRY 1 The word poetry comes from a...

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LIT-POETRY 1. The word ‘poetry’ comes from a Greek word ‘poiesis’ meaning creation. 2. Elements of poetry: - Theme: the topic of the poem - Tone: the attitude towards the subjects/readers - Speaker: the narrative voice of the poem 3. Imagery is the use of any word or group of words that has a strong sense appeal that made chiefly to the imagination by means of concrete and connotative words. 4. Figurative language is language that departs from the ordinary meaning of words to achieve special effects. It provides the pleasure of surprise in the recognition of hidden resemblances between things. It makes concrete and richly connotative what may, without them, remain cold, colorless, and lifeless abstractions. - Simile is an explicit comparison of two objects which are essentially unlike but which are strikingly alike in one or more respects. It relies on the familiar to clarify the unknown. In similes the two things compared may be alike either in qualities that they have in common or in actions that they perform. The comparison in a simile is always explicit and indicated by such words as ‘like’ or ‘as’ . - Metaphor is an identification of two things that are essentially different with such completeness that qualities and actions proper to one are predicated of the other. In a metaphor we do not say that one thing is like another, but rather
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