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A’Wanderin by Johnny Wander I wish to go a wanderin’ A’ wanderin’ with you What won’drous woods and wilderness We’ll go a’trapising through What kinds of creatures shall we see? A’wanderin’,jus’ you an me? Birds and beasts from land and sea While wanderin’ with you. We’ll wonder ‘pon a pond’rous man His wide-brimmed had held…

THEME RL.2.5 Explain difference in poem, drama or prose using structural evidence

stanzas the paragraphs of poetry stage directions instructions written into the script of a play,telling the performers what how to speak, movements to make or what to do Verse A line of poetry prose written or spoken language in its ordinary form Rhythm Pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables meter A regular pattern of stressed…

Poetry Notes, Scansion Notes, Author Info, Poem Info

e. e. Cummings “i thank You God for most this amazing” Emily Dickinson “She Sweeps with Many-Colored Brooms” John Masefield “Sea Fever” Gary Soto “Oranges” William Shakespeare “Sonnet 71” Countee Cullen “Sonnet” Elizabeth Bishop “One Art” John Keats “La Belle Dame sans Merci” (The Beautiful Lady without Pity) Robert Browning “The Laboratory” Ted Hughes “The…

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POEM: The Farmer’s Bride

Who wrote it? Charlotte Mew How is the poem written? – Dramatic monologue – the poem adopts a persona – to expose a perspective What is the poem about? – a farmer has been married for 3 years but his bride is frightened of him and other men – tells the story of how the…

Poem Ithaca by C.P. Cavafy. Illustrated glossary in English and Catalan by Teresa Naves

(PV) To set out, set out, set out (B1) To start a journey. E.g. As you set out for Ithaca. (Sortir, marxar, ‘partir’) (N) Journey a trip from one place to another. E.g. hope that your journey is a long one (viatge) (N) Discovery E.g. full of adventure, full of discovery (Descoberta) (N) Laestrygonian A…

Poem: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Why does the Mariner tell his story? As part of his penance he must travel and teach his lesson. A central theme of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” is the sanctity of all wild creatures. The crew hung the Albatross around the Mariner’s neck as a constant reminder of his sin. The dice game…

English IV – Poetry Test Study Guide (Poems)

“The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” – Author: Christopher Marlowe – ‘Come live with me, my love, and we will travel the world together. I will give you all the gifts the world has to offer; young boys will sing and dance, delighting in our love. If this sounds good, come and be with me.’…

Higher Don Paterson poem quotes: 11:00 Baldovan

“Base camp. Horizontal sleet.” Suggest a very militaristic feel, emphasising how momentous something like this is to a child “me and Ross Mudie are going up the Hilltown for the first time ever on our own” Very childish language shows the importance of this trip to the child “I plan to buy comics, sweeties, and…

Catullus Grammar: Poem 1

What kind of pronoun is CUI? Interrogative (has similar form as relative. is interrogative because its a question and has no antecedent) What case is ARIDA PUMICE? What is its function? Ablative of Means (the mean in which Catullus used to polish the poem) What declension does PUMICE belong to? 3rd (dict entry: pumex, pumicis)…

Freak’s Dictionary/A Christmas Carol/DEBATE/MONSTER/POEM-REMIX

Aardvark a silly looking creature that eats ants Abacus a finger-powered computer Armor a robot-like suit worn by knights of old Bionic a way to improve on the human condition Book a four letter word for truth serum Boats shoes big enough to fit Maxwell Kane Cretin another name for Blade Critters small, irritating children,…

Once By the Pacific Poem

14 line poem, regular rhyme scheme, always written in iambic pentameter sonnet the beat or the rhythm of the poem, 5 stressed paired up with 5 unstressed iambic pentameter What is the rhyme pattern? AA, BB, CC, DD, EE, FF, GG What is the Mood of this poem? Dark, gloomy, ominous, fear- its the fear…

Nothing gold can stay meanings of the poem:

Meaning 1: everyone is a child at some point and that “nothing gold can stay” is saying that no one is a child forever and that you should cherish your childhood fully and make the most out of it. Meaning 2: As the poem mentions “dawn goes down to day meaning” means that nothing is…

Ozymandias Poem

title “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley 1 I met a traveler from an antique land 2 Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone 3 Stand in the desert…Near them, on the sand, 4 Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, 5 And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command 6 Tells that…

Exam #2 Poems

The Names of the Hare Anonymous, translated by Seamus Heaney Fun Wyn Cooper All I Wanna Do Is Have a Little Fun Sheryl Crowe The Silken Tent Robert Frost b o d y James Merrill Me thought I saw my late espoused saint John Milton Sonnet #65 “Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless…

"The Baby-Sitter" and "Beware: Do Not Read this Poem"

Capable means able Precision means to do something in a way that is exact Rely means to depend on To resist something is to fight against it Ritual means custom Subside means to grow weaker Trace means mark Vulnerable means helpless What does tone communicate in this story? the author’s attitude (remember how she grew…

Summaries – Thomas Hardy Poems

The Going The Haunter Written in 1913, 1 year after the death of his first wife, Emma, ‘The Haunter’ follows Hardy from the perspective of Emma’s ghost. ‘The Haunter’ explores the themes of grief, regret and the possibility of reclaiming the past through memories. Navigating through the poem from Emma’s voice, but Hardy’s words, ‘The…

Poem titles, types, and authors

“The Names by: Billy Collins (free verse) “Sleeping in the Forest by: Mary Oliver (Lyric Poem ) “Two Limericks” by: Edward Lear (Limerick poem) “Gold” by: Pat Mora (Lyric Poem) “The World is not a Pleasant Place to Be” by: Nikki Giovanni “Annabel Lee” by: Edgar Allan Poe “Two Haiku” by: Matsuo Basho “Fireflies” by:…

Brandman- poem studying quizlet

what is the rhyme scheme in the road not taken? A,B,A,A,B. what is the over all theme for the road not taken? life gives you hard choices. define trodden? to tread define prow: front part of a ship or boat define linden: type of tree define gunwale: upper edge of the side of a ship…

Macbeth and Literature : English and Italian Sonnets/Poems

When the play opens where has Macbeth and Banquo been? Coming back from a war against the rebel forces in Norway because it was at a stalemate. What is the name of Macbeth’s castle, where he kills Duncan? Inverness – which was like a hell for Macbeth and his Lady Why does Duncan give Macbeth…

French Poem Analyse

1 Syllable de Vers monosyllable 2 Syllable de Vers dissyllable 3 Syllable de Vers trisyllable 4 Syllable de Vers tetrasyllable 5 Syllable de Vers pentasyllable 6 Syllable de Vers hexasyllable 7 Syllable de Vers heptasyllable 8 Syllable de Vers octosyllable 9 Syllable de Vers ennasyllable 10 Syllable de Vers decasyllable 11 Syllable de Vers hendesyllable…

Perry poetry test (authors & poem)

The winter sundays Robert hayden The Bean Eaters Gwendolyn brooks The sound of night Maxine Kumin The red wheelbarrow William Carlos Williams Oed Richard Jones Q and A Ron Koertge On being told I don’t speak like a black person Allison Joseph History Lesson Natasha Trethewey The girl who loves the sky Anita Endrezze The…

Wilfred Owen : POEMS AND DEVICES (first 10 )

Song of songs : Basic description/ what is the poem trying to portray? Owen portrays his love for his mother by capturing her essence in every day life; including nature/human emotion etc. This creates a naturalistic flow and synchronicity making it seems as though his love for his mother is unconditional and infinite just as…

important poem lines

“I have outlawed the furthest city light/ I have looked down the saddest city lane” acquainted with the night “And further still at an unearthly height/ O luminary clock against the sky/ proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right/ I have been one acquainted with the night” acquainted with the night “And set the…

Emily Dickinson Poems

The narrator references the greatest lost, that of two of her friends. She has even begged God to give her strength to endure it; God heard and sent her two new friends; she questions her faith in god because even though god brings you things, he still takes them away “I never lost as much…

Korean Level 2 – Korean Poem 엄마야 누나야

엄마야 누나야, 강변 살자. Oh mother and sister, let’s live near the river. 뜰에는 반짝이는 금모래 빛 Where there is a garden and light golden sand 뒷문 밖에는 갈잎의 노래 Where one can hear a Reed-leaf song outside of the back gate 엄마야 누나야, 강변 살자. Oh mother and sister, let’s live near the river.

Midterm Exam Short Story and Poem Literary Devices

Fishing Rod Symbol of Narrator’s true self that likes fishing; The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant Black Box Symbol representing the tradition of the Lottery and how it is falling apart because some towns are giving up the Lottery; The Lottery Black Spot Symbol representing the pebble with which someone gets stoned as a…

Authors of Poems – Level I (IEW)

Ooey Gooey Author Unknown Celery Ogden Nash The Little Man Who Wasn’t There Hughes Mearns The Vulture Hilaire Belloc 1 After The Party William Wise Singing Time Rose Fyleman The Yak Hilaire Belloc 2 The Ingenious Little Old Man John Bennett My Shadow Robert Louise Stevenson 1 There Was an Old Person Whose Habits Edward…

Poems

Digging Author: Seamus Heaney Symbols -Tools symbolize the work each men within each generation has completed within the family, pride in work, finding value in your own work -Digging: a pen digs to uncover language, etc. while a spade digs to uncover potatoes -Earth: represents what the speaker is tied to/rooted in -Potatoes: reward for…

Blake – Poem quotes from Songs of Innocence

what shall I call thee? Infant joy (1) child in charge children are teachers of adults – Mother asks…… I happy am / Joy is my name Infant joy (2) child’s response/ essence of happiness (simplicity) sweet joy befall thee Infant joy (3) Mother – hint of world of experience/ cant promise happiness as she…

ap poetry term set of the poem Prufrock

epigraph a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing (as in T. S. Eliots epigraph from Dante’s Inferno in front of his poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock) persona The character created by the voice and narration of the speaker of a text (ex. In the poem The Love Song of…

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