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Study Guide - Lecture #2

Study Guide - Lecture #2 - • Summarize what Adrienne Rich...

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S TUDY G UIDE FOR L ECTURE #2 W EEK 2 Based on Prof. Collier’s lecture on Wed., September 5th you should be able to… Explain what we mean by referring to the dynamism in poetry between overt and covert, denotative and connotative language. Identify who originated the term “negative capability” and define the term. Respond to this question: How does getting away from feeling like you must have the answer relate to the idea of negative capability? Explain Prof. Collier’s point about poetry, experience, and universality. Identify several step-by-step tactics for approaching a poem. Explain why reading a poem out loud is important. (hint: physicality) Point out key contrasts in the poem “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers”
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Unformatted text preview: • Summarize what Adrienne Rich thought poems should be able to do. Notable Poets Quoted: W.H. Auden: “Poetry is the clear expression of mixed feelings.” Wallace Stevens: “Poetry shouldn’t make things too near, too clear.” Poem Focused On : “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” by Adrienne Rich • Be sure you’re familiar with the definitions of these terms: 1 iamb poetic foot iambic pentameter paradox negative capability metaphor oxymoron anapest perfect or ‘pure’ rhyme imperfect rhyme feminine rhyme masculine rhyme diction syntax 1 Remember to work gradually but consistently on the Glossary of Terms. You should have a definition AND an example for each term....
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