Poetry terms - Rafael Poetry terms 1 Doggerel A term used for lines whose subject matter is trite and whose rhythm and sounds are monotonously

Poetry terms - Rafael Poetry terms 1 Doggerel A term used...

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Rafael - Poetry terms - 1DoggerelA term used for lines whose subject matter is trite and whose rhythm and sounds are monotonously heavy-handedParaphraseA prose restatement of the central ideas of the poem in your own languageVerseA term used for lines composed in measured in rhythmical pattern, which are often, but not necessarily, rhymedAnagramsWords made from the letters of other words(read/dare)ThemeA central idea or meaning in the poem.LyricUsually a brief poem that expresses the personal emotions and thoughts ofa single speakerNarrative PoemA poem that tells a storyEpicLong narrative poem on a serious subject chronicling heroic deeds and important eventsClichésIdeas or expressions that have become tired and trite from overuse Stock ResponsesPredictable, conventional reactions to language, characters, symbols, or situationsSentimentalityExploits the reader by inducing responses that exceed what the situation warrantsDiction[A poet’s] Choice of wordsPoetic DictionUse of elevated language, rather than ordinary languageFormal DictionConsists of a dignified, impersonal, and elevated use of languageMiddle DictionSpoken by most educated peopleInformal DictionIn a conversational mannerColloquiallyInformal, can include slangs and expressions not used by the culture at largeDialectSpoken by definable groups of people from a particular geographic region,economic group, or social classJargonCategory of language defined by a trade or professionDenotationsLiteral, dictionary meanings of a wordConnotationsAssociations and implications that go beyond a word’s literal meaningPersonaA speaker created by the poetAmbiguityAllows for two or more simultaneous interpretations of a wordSyntaxOrdering of words into meaningful verbal patterns ToneThe writer’s attitude toward the subject, the mood created by all the elements in the poem
Rafael - Poetry terms - 2Dramatic MonologueType of poem in which a character - the speaker - addresses a silent audience in such a way as to reveal unintentionally some aspect of his or her temperament or personalityAllusionBrief cultural reference to a person, a place, a thing, an event, or an idea in history and literatureImageLanguage that addresses the sensesFigure Of SpeechBroadly defined as a way of saying one thing in terms of something elseSimileMakes an explicit comparison between two things by using words such as like, as, than, appears, or seems(is asstrong asthe cafeteria coffee)Metaphor

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