Thursday, February 4, 2010

Terms for Poetry

McGraw Hill provides a useful list of poetic terms you could use for your papers or in class. I assume most of this is a review of what you covered in high school.

Particular terms I am interested in:

- Alliteration
- Assonance
- Characterization
- Connotation
- Enjambment
- Epic
- Free Verse
- Image
- Metaphor
- Narrative Poem
- Protagonist
- Simile
- Stanza
- Symbol

Remember, I am more interested in your papers in reading how you would argue a specific point about the poem. Terminology helps, but this is not a class on how to apply terminology. The internet has a bunch of resources if you need help figuring out definitions of terms or searching for terms, so utilize your search skills.

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