English 10 H Midterm Review

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Two false approaches to poetry

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Two false approaches to poetry

    1. Looking for a lesson or moral instruction. 2) poetry is always beautiful

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4 Dimensions of poetry

  • 1) Intellectual 2) Senses 3)Emotion 4) Imagination

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Examples of figurative language resources in poetry

Connotation, Imagery, Metaphor, Symbol, Paradox, Irony, Allusion, Sound Repetition, Rhythm, Pattern

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How to properly read a poem

1: Read it more than once 2: Use a dictionary 3: Hear words in your mind 4: Pay attention to detail/what the poem is saying 5: Practice reading poems aloud with emotion (don’t force it). 6: don’t read in a specific pattern (ta-DUM-ta-DUM)

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Denotative

Dictionary meaning of a ward

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Connotative

The meaning a word invokes in a reader, not necessarily its literal meaning

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4 Questions to ask yourself while reading a poem

1. Who is the speaker? 2. What is the occasion? 3. What is the central purpose of the poem? 4. By what means is that purpose achieved?

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An error by readers is to assume

The speaker using first person pronouns is the poet.

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Tennis, Poetry Analogy

You must always stay focused on the text just like how you should stay focused on the ball. You should always be mentally alert.

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Metaphor

Comparison without using like or as. Often uses “is”

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Similie

Comparison with using like or as

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Personification

Giving a nonhuman entity human properties

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Understatement

“Downplaying” Making something seem less than what it really is

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Hyperbole

An exaggeration

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Irony

The opposite of what you expect happens

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Alliteration

Repetition of words or phrases

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Paradox

self-contradictory statement

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Imagery

The use of descriptive words to create images in the reader’s mind

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Diction

Word choice

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What are the main coordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS)?

For, and, nor, but, or, yet, so

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What are the main subordinating conjunctions (AAAWWUBBIS)?

After, although, as, when, while, until, because, before, if, since

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What does a simple sentence contain?

One independent clause

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What does a complex sentence contain?

One independent and one dependent clause

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What does a compound sentence contain?

Two independent clauses

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What does a compound-complex sentence contain?

At least two independent clauses and one dependent clause

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What are the four ways to connect independent clauses?

Semicolon, semicolon + conjugative adverb, comma + FANBOYS, period + a space.

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What are the three uses for language?

Informational, persuasive, to convey an experience

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