"Poetic form" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Poetics

    Allegory: - A narrative in which the agents and actions and sometimes the setting‚ are conveyed by the author to make sense of the “literal”‚ primary level of significance as well as a secondary level of significance. 1) Historical and political allegory: in which characters and actions represent historical personages and events. 2) The allegory of ideas: Literal characters represents concepts and the plot allegorizes an abstract doctrine. Personification of abstract entities such as virtues‚

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  • Poetic form and language in 'The Pains of Sleep' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

    ’The Pains of Sleep ’ is written in the first person present tense from the point of view of an un-named narrator; which may (or may not) be the author. However‚ the nightmares and sleep disruption described in the poem are symptomatic of withdrawal from opiate addiction‚ an affliction from which Coleridge was known to suffer‚ and it is prudent to assume that it is the poet who speaks in this poem. The use of a first person present narrative gives this poem an intimate‚ almost conversational tone

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  • How does Hardy use language and poetic form to convey meaning and ideas in ‘Wagtail and Baby’?

    How does Hardy use language and poetic form to convey meaning and ideas in ‘Wagtail and Baby’? The poem ‘Wagtail and baby’ is a commentary of the observations from the perspective of an infant by the side of a ford. The focus of the baby is the wagtail and it watches as various animals approach it. What causes the baby confusion is the animals cause the bird no stress‚ but when a man approaches the bird flys swiftly away in ‘Terror’ before he even gets close. Thomas Hardy has done this to show

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  • Sonnets and the Form of

    Mabillard‚ Amanda. An Analysis of Shakespeare ’s Sonnet 130. Shakespeare Online. 2000. (day/month/year you accessed the information) < http://www.shakespeare-online.com/sonnets/130detail.html >. Padgett‚ Ron. The Teachers and Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms. New York‚ NY: Teachers and Writers Collaborative‚ 2000. Print. Roberts‚ Edgar V. and Jacobs‚ Henry E. “The Sonnet Is a Versatile Poem of Fourteen Lines.” Literature An Introduction to Reading and Writing. Ed. Edgar V. Roberts and Henry E. Jacobs

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  • The Poetic Devices in Alanis Morsiette's "Ironic"

    Everything in this poem is some sort of contrast. "It’s like rain on your wedding day" That is a perfect life contrast because it is the common thought that it rains during a funeral not a wedding‚ therefore saying that the wedding is doomed form the beginning. The audience for this poem is the entire world‚ and the speaker is someone who has lived life and understands the way things work. It is the world’s life story‚ the common things that are so easy to understand that no one gets them

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  • The Sonnet Form: William Shakespeare

    Shakespeare’s Sonnets William Shakespeare The Sonnet Form A sonnet is a fourteen-line lyric poem‚ traditionally written in iambic pentameter—that is‚ in lines ten syllables long‚ with accents falling on every second syllable‚ as in: “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” The sonnet form first became popular during the Italian Renaissance‚ when the poet Petrarch published a sequence of love sonnets addressed to an idealized woman named Laura. Taking firm hold among Italian poets‚ the sonnet

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  • A report analyzing the poetic devices used in the poem "Oranges"

    point across better. One of these literary devices is free verse. A free verse poem is a poem that does not have a fixed line length‚ stanza form‚ rhyme scheme‚ or meter. For example in verses one through four‚ the first time I walked with a girl‚ I was twelve‚ cold‚ and weighted down with two oranges in my pocket‚ there is no fixed line length‚ stanza form‚ rhyme scheme‚ or meter. The poet used a free verse in this poem to keep it in a casual mood. The poem is not about some great moment that would

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  • Poetics by Aristotle

    Poetics by Aristotle Aristotle’s Poetics is the earliest-surviving work of dramatic theory and the first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory 6 Constituent Parts * plot (mythos) Refers to the "structure of incidents" (actions). Key elements of the plot are reversals‚ recognitions‚ and suffering. The best plot should be "complex" (i.e. involve a change of fortune). It should imitate actions arousing fear and pity. Thus it should proceed from good fortune to bad

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  • Aristotle's Poetics

    Aristotle’s Poetics is not one of his major works‚ although it has exercised a great deal of influence upon subsequent literary studies and criticism. In this work Aristotle outlines and discusses many basic elements that an author should adhere to in order to write a great tragedies and/or poetry. Two important topics that Aristotle addresses and believes to be crucial to the art work is the mimesis‚ or imitation of life‚ and that the audience has an emotional response from the work of art‚ or

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  • 'A Mother to her Waking Infant' by Joanna Baillie, Analyse the poem and comment on the poetic form and the language used and the way they contribute to the meaning and effects of the poem.

    her child. The meter and form of the poem help to emphasise these emotions and the various other uses of language contribute to the effect of the piece on a reader. The poem is formed of eight stanzas‚ each one is six lines long except for the fifth stanza which is an octet. The stanzas are formed of sets of three rhyming couplets in the form AABBCC DDEEFF‚ the metre is Iambic Tetrameter but each stanza includes a trailing last line which is in Iambic Trimeter. This form of rhyme and pattern of language

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