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Unformatted text preview: Student Name: The New Poetry Module Review DIRECTIONS: These questions are similar to essay questions you will see on the module exam. To make sure you’re ready for the exam, write 3‐4 complete sentences in response to each of the questions below. 1. What were themes, forms, and poetic devices common to poetry written during the first half of the century? The poetry written during the first half of the century is associated with many popular themes, styles, and poetic devices. The type of poetry written at this time was very influential and greatly impacted by Regionalism, Imagism, Modernism, and the Harlem Renaissance Movement. Many poets focused on what they knew about the people around them and events/situations. Robert Frost focused on life in rural New England in his poetry. Concerning Chicago, Carl Sandburg wrote poetry. Poets, such as T.E. Imagism was influenced by Hulme. Another movement that influenced a lot of the work produced at this time was modernism. Modernists have concentrated on"making it new" In other words, they wanted to avoid imitating the ideas and expressions of other poets. 2. How did Modernist poets use “white space” to enhance the meaning of their works? (Mention at least three examples.) Usually spaces in a poem has white spaces. Most of the time this is used as a pacing guid for the reader. This can also be for modifying the meaning of a poem. Student Name: The New Poetry Module Review 3. How did the “regional” Modernists portray their respective parts of the country? Modernism is often perceived as a multicultural, global literary movement. While that is true, it is interesting not to examine modernity on a continental scale, but through increasingly marginal perspectives: work that does not seek to interact with the urban center, but focuses on a specific region. ...
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