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POETIC DEVICES & LITERARY TERMS USE IN POETRY ANALYSIS
Figures of speech/ Figurative language: A form of language use in which writers and speakers convey something other than the literal meaning of their words Figures of speech Hyperbole or Exaggeration MetaphorSimilePersonification
Symbol: Something that represents something else beyond themselves. Paradox: A statement that initially appears to be self- contradictory, but that on closer inspection turns out to make sense Tone: The author’s attitude toward the subject, character and audience. An author's tone might be sarcastic, sincere, humorous … etc
Theme: A central idea or meaning. Speaker: The voice used by the author in the poem. Often a created identity rather than the author’s actual self. Poetic diction: The use of elevated language over ordinary language. Stanza: A grouping of lines, set off by a space, that usually has a set pattern of meter and
Alliteration: The repetition of the same consonant sounds at the beginnings of nearby words. Allusion: A brief reference to a person, place, thing, event, or idea in history or literature. Denotations: Literal, dictionary meanings of a word Connotations: Associations and implications that go beyond a word’s literal meanings and are based on context.
Kinds of Poetry Elegy : Poem written for someone who died Ballad : Song-like poem that tells story (sad/ tragic story) Free verse : called open form poetry. It sounds like ordinary speech Sonnet : 14 lines poem that follow strict rules of structure, meter and rhyme Epic : Long narrative poem about many deeds of a great hero Lyric : Shot personal poem that expresses the poet feelings Ode : A long lyric, usually parsing some subject, and written in dignified language
W ORK CITATION http://www.roanestate.edu/faculty/ccurrie/engl%2 02020%20resources/poetic%20terms.pdf http://www.bestlibrary.org/murrayslit/2009/09/po etic-devices.html