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Unformatted text preview: Pay special attention to word choice, line breaks, punctuation or anything else that might tell you HOW the speaker is feeling about the topic. 6. Theme The topic of a poem is the subject being addressed, while the THEME is the poets point or overall message what he or she wants you to walk away knowing. 7. Literary Terms Make note of any figurative language. Think about why the poet is spotlighting this particular part of the poem. Then, consider why the poet chose this specific feature. (Why is he or she comparing things using a metaphor or simile?)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course LIT 113 taught by Professor Howard during the Fall '09 term at Grand Valley State University.
- Fall '09