Poetry Terms - KRAGEN U

Poetry Terms - KRAGEN U

Poetry Terms terms that have to do with sound and meaning ALLITERATION commencement

of two or more words of a word group with the same letter ALLITERATION from Acquainted with the Night by Robert Frost I have stood

still and stopped the sound of feet When far away an interrupted cry Came over houses from another street ASSONANCE also called vowel rhyme the same vowel sounds are used with different consonants

in the stressed syllables of words (penitent and reticence); a partial agreement or correspondence in sounds ASSONANCE from Daffodils by William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. CONSONANCE

correspondence of consonants, especially those at the end of a word; use of the repetition of consonants or consonant patterns CONSONANCE from T was later when the summer went by Emily Dickinson

T was later when the summer went Than when the cricket came, And yet we knew that gentle clock Meant nought but going home. TONE quality or character of sound the writers or speakers attitude

toward his subject, his audience, or himself; the emotional coloring, or emotional meaning, of a work. TONE Jenny Kissed Me

by James Henry Leigh Hunt Jenny kissed me when we met, Jumping from the chair she sat in; Time, you thief, who love to get Sweets into your list, put that in! Say I'm weary, say I'm sad, Say that health and wealth have missed me, Say I'm growing old, but add,

Jenny kissed me. WORD CHOICES Go to The Writing Center MEANING purpose or intention

PLAIN SENSE using just the words and punctuation. FEELING

awe, tenderness, anger, amusement, etc. TONE Attitude towards the reader: confidential, appealing, etc. INTENTION What is the poet trying to say?

SUBJECT love, death, family, nature, the city, the country, age, youth, war, civilization, pestilence THEME better to have loved and lost ... respect your

elders ... absence makes the heart grow fonder ... truth empathy etc... MORAL Is some kind of a lesson being taught? DENOTATIVE

the explicit meaning of the word DENOTATIVE there are many words that denote approximately the same thing, but their connotations are very different innocent and genuine both denote

an absence of corruption CONNOTATIVE signifying or suggesting an associative or secondary meaning in addition to the primary meaning CONNOTATIVE

innocent is often associated with a lack of experience, where genuine is not poets use connotations to further develop or complicate a poems meaning. FIGURATIVE

metaphorical and not literal FIGURATIVE Go to Frost Friends ALLUSIONS

a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication ALLUSIONS from Parable of the Hostages by Louise Glck The Greeks are sitting on the beach

wondering what to do when the war ends. No one wants to go home, back to that bony island; everyone wants a little more of what there is in Troy ANALOGIES a similarity or comparability

between like features of two different things ANALOGIES from Night Clouds by Amy Lowell The white mares of the moon rush along the sky Beating their golden hoofs upon the glass Heavens;

The white mares of the moon are all standing on their hind legs Pawing at the green porcelain doors of the remote Heavens. Fly, Mares!

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