Poetry Final Essay

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Lyric-having the form and musical quality of a song, and especially the character of a songlike outpouring of the poet's own thoughts and feelings, as distinguished from epic and dramatic poetry. Dramatic- characteristic of or appropriate to the drama, especially in involving conflict or contrast; vivid; moving: dramatic colors; a dramatic speech. Narrative - consisting of or being a narrative: a narrative poem. of or pertaining to narration: narrative skill. Ballad- a simple narrative poem of folk origin, composed in short stanzas and adapted for singing. Archaism- the survival or presence of something from the past Denotation- the explicit or direct meaning or set of meanings of a word or expression, as distinguished from the ideas or meanings associated with it or suggested by it Connotation- the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning: A possible connotation of “home” is “a place of warmth, comfort, and affection.” Inversion- the syntactic reversal of the normal order of the words and phrases in a sentence Ellipsis- the omission of words whose absence does not impede the reader's ability to understand the expression Concrete diction- A sub-division of an epic or narrative poem comparable to a chapter in a novel Abstract diction- ideas and words that are removed from material reality Onomatopoeia- are words that sound like the objects they name or the sounds those objects make. Metaphor- A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. Simile- A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind. (Using like or as). Conceit- A fanciful expression in writing or speech; an elaborate metaphor. Hyperbole- Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally

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