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Poetry Terms & Exemplars - Chapter Summary
Understanding the literary devices and artistic forms used in poetry can increase reader comprehension. This chapter was designed to help students go over poetry terms and exemplars to improve their poetry analysis skills.
These lessons can help both students and teachers. For students, this chapter can be used as supplemental information or for homework help. Teachers can use these lessons for an added resource in class or as an outline for developing poetry lesson plans. Students who complete this chapter should be ready to do the following:
- Describe the literary terms associated with poetry
- Understand and recognize repetition, assonance, and consonance in poetry
- Identify the theme in 'Hope is the Thing with Feathers'
- Analyze Poe's poem, 'The Raven'
- Examine E.E. Cummings' 'In Just'
1. Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry
Before you start your study of poetry, you'll want to have these technical, literary and genre terms at your disposal. Read on to learn the basics of analyzing poetry!
2. Consonance, Assonance, and Repetition: Definitions & Examples
In this lesson, explore the different ways authors repeat consonant and vowel sounds in their literary works. Learn about how writers use repeated words and phrases with well-known examples.
3. Emily Dickinson's Hope is the Thing with Feathers: Summary, Analysis & Theme
In this lesson, we will examine the life of Emily Dickinson and the major themes of her poetry. From there, we will focus on her poem 'Hope is the Thing with Feathers' and discuss how it relates to her life and themes.
4. Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven: Summary and Analysis
This video introduces Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven.' Through Poe's use of poetic devices and dark Romantic characteristics, he is able to achieve the 'unity of effect' to appeal to critics and the masses both during his time and even still today.
5. In Just by ee cummings: Poem Analysis
In this lesson, we will briefly examine the literary background and writing style of the American poet ee cummings. We will then discuss his poem 'in Just' and analyze its major themes.
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