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English-Poems-Eldorado

What has the knight been doing for a long time? Looking for a legendary place called Elderado. Explain the difference in his attitude b/w stanza 1 and stanza 2. 1: Optomistic, happy, singing 2: Loss of faith; sad Explain the literary allusion of stanza 4. “The valley of the shadow” – allusion to the bible….

English-Poems-The Two Ravens

What are the two ravens discussing in the opening stanza? What are they going to eat? Name the people who know about the location of the slain knight. His hawk, the hound, his fair lady. What does each character do after they learn aboit tje knights death? Tha lady finds a new mate; th hound…

Eating together poem

child speaker first person POV dinner table or kitchen setting symbolism mother eating the head of the fish taste and smell images of solemn, nostalgic tone

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poem terms

Poetry defined A kind of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery designed to appeal to our emotions and imagination Narrative a story told in verse form; an epic is a narrative poem Lyric A fourteen-line lyric poem, usually written in iambic pentameter, having one of several rhyme schemes Sonnet A fourteen-line…

symphonic poem

who was first to use symphonic poem Liszt symphonic poem definition: one movement and alters sonata form bc of program symphonic poem inspired by: something outside of music: allegory, historical figure, etc distortion of sonata form for? expression’s sake symphonic poem originates from: Beethoven Leonore Overture no. 2 because of no recap why no recap…

ellie’s Edgar Allan Poe Poem "The Raven"

The emotional state at the beginning of the poem Mysterious; suspensful Where is the narrator in stanza 1, what does he see? His home in a chair, he hears tapping and nothing more Why is the character sorrowful in stanza 1? What terrifies him? ( lines 13-14 ) Becuase of his lost Lenore., The tapping…

Seafarer Poem

What is the poem itself? -an extended metaphor: -an elegy -narrative poem -unknown author: copied by monks What is an elegy? A poem that laments the fleeting quality of life What is an extended metaphor? a comparison between two unlike things that continues throughout a series of sentences in a paragraph or lines in a…

Diamante Poem –

Diamante Poem Basics Diamante poem defined are diamond-shaped poems that use nouns, adjectives, and gerunds to describe either one central topic or two opposing topics (for example, night/day or winter/spring). Diamante poem format follow a specific format that uses nouns on the first and last lines, adjectives on the second and six lines, and gerunds…

Seven Step Poem Vocab

手足 (shǒu zú) hands and feet; metaphorical expression for brothers 比做 (bǐ zuò) compare metaphorically; make an analogy 争斗 (zhēng dòu) fight; struggle 残杀 (cán shā) murder; massacre 争夺 (zhēng duó) fight for; contend for 皇位 (huáng wèi) throne 魏国 (wèi guó) an ancient feudal state 曹操 (Cáo Cāo) Cao Cao, a powerful warlord in…

10th / We Grow Accustomed to the Dark / Before I Got My Eye Put Out by Emily Dickinson (Poems).

Paraphrase stanza two of “We grow accustomed to the Dark”. What is the central idea of this stanza? We don’t rush out into the dark. We walk slowly at first, until we get used to the night. Then, as our eyes adjust to the dark, we walk more confidently. The central idea is that we…

What makes a poem EPIC

Plot centers around a hero of unbelievable stature. The epic hero completes what everyone else only attempts. In ancient epics, the hero ofter is either partially divine or at least protected by a god or God. Involves deeds of superhuman strength and valor. Accomplish feats no real human could Vast setting The action spans not…

Spanish Poem: Death

Hay cementerios solos, tumbas llenas de huesos sin sonido, el corazón pasando un túnel oscuro, oscuro, oscuro, como un naufragio hacia adentro nos morimos, como ahogarnos en el corazón, como irnos cayendo desde la piel del alma. Hay cadáveres, hay pies de pegajosa losa fría, hay la muerte en los huesos, como un sonido puro,…

"If" poem by Rudyard Kipling

1 If you can keep your head when all about you 2 are losing theirs and blaming it on you 3 if you can trust yourself when all men doubt you 4 but make allowance for their doubting too 5 if you can wait and not be tired by waiting 6 or being lied about,…

Poem: To a Mouse

A farmer turning up a mouse’s nest with his plow is certainly an incident from common life. Burns’s language is the country dialect of the Scottish people. from William Wordsworth’s Preface to Lyrical Ballads: “The principal object, then, which I myself proposed in these poems was to choose incidents and situations from common life.” &…

Reading Poems All But Blind

Who wrote “All But Blind”? Walter de la Mare Who is the speaker in the poem “All But Blind”? a human What patterns of rhyming words is each verse of “All But Blind”/ The last words of the 2nd and 4th lines rhyme. What is the likely reason thae speaker wrote “All But Blind” to…

Beowulf Poem Review

Cumbrous Big and bulky, hard to manage, unwieldly Runes Letters of an ancient alphabet Moors Open wasteland; a tract of open wasteland of ten overgrown, wet and covered in heather Cleave Cut Valiance Courage Mere Polluted, yucky, murky lake or pool of water Asunder Spilt apart into parts Grendel Red eyes, red face, hairy arms,…

13 – READING A POEM (pgs. 199 & 202 & 205)

Lyric Poem Here is a rough definition of a lyric as it is written today: a short poem expressing the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker. Often a poet will write a lyric in the first person (“I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree”), but not always. A lyric can also…

Kidnap poem

ever been kidnapped by a poet if i were a poet i’d kidnap you put you in my phrases and meter you to jones beach or maybe just to my house lyric you in lilacs dash you in the rain alliterate the beach to complement my see play the lyre for you ode you with…

SPANISH VERB POEM/

calentar ie empezar ie despertar ie mentar ie sentir ie perder ie entender ie medir e reír e despedir e impedir e vestir e repetir e servir e elegir e seguir e ellos, ellas, usted an nosotros amos vosotros éis yo o tú es él, ella, usted a

Pindar’s Poem’s

Dating – ranges from first half of the fifth century – moving from the archaic period into the classical Pythian 1 – Hieron’s victory in the chariot race 470BC references Aetna not Syracuse to draw attention to his new city – same as Bacchylides 4 which instead references Syracuse – Pindar makes more local “Aetna’s…

School Supplies poem

Backpack ryggsekk Eraser (am) rubber (eng) Viskeler Glue lim Poster plakat Dictionary ordliste Stationery skrivesaker Wristwatch armbandsur Stopwatch stoppeklokke cell phone mobiltelefon computer datamaskin

Poem: Hope

What is a metaphor? A comparison of two things not using like or as. What is an extended metaphor? A comparison of two or more things throughout the whole poem. What does Dickinson compare the bird to? A bird. Where does the bird perch? The soul, inside the soul. What is a gale? A windy…

Test Poems 5, 7, 51

to kiss you so many kisses is enough and more for crazy Catullus. tam te basia multa basiare vesano satis et super Catullo est, which neither the nosy people are able to count nor are evil tongues able to envy. quae nec pernumerare curiosi possint nec mala fascinare lingua Leisure, Catullus, is annoying to you:…

Vincent888 – Poem: Brighten the Corner Where You Are 20130213

Little things Little things to brighten up the lives surrounding you For if For if everybody brighten up the spot for which they’re standing By being By being more considerate and little less demanding This dark This dark cold world would very soon eclipse the Evening Star If everybody If everybody brightened up the corner…

Ozymandias Poem Memorization

1st Line I met a traveler from an antique land, 2nd Line Who said– “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone 3rd Line Stand in the desert…. Near them, on the sand, 4th Line Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, 5th Line And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, 6th Line Tell…

The Lady of Shalott Poem for Lit Midterm

How does the poet describe the setting for the ballad in Part I? The island of Shalott, which is above Camelot. It is a beautiful and romantic place with flowers, streams, and trees. However there is a prison like castle in which the Lady of Shalott resides What oppositions exist? Among the beautiful flowers, trees,…

Poem – Hot Spots

quasar a mysterious, bright, starlike object in the galaxy core red supergiant Betelgeuse… a large star of high luminosity sunspots dark spots on the sun where gas is cooler nebulae clouds of dust and gas where stars are born star a hot, self-luminous sphere of gas pulsar a neutron star that rotates rapidly and gives…

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