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How to Eat a Poem
Eve Merriam
i love the look of words
maya angelou
Introduction to poetry
billy collins
in just-
ee cummings
the funeral
gordon parks
repitition of initial consonant sounds
alliteration
repitition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants in 2 or more stressed syllables
assonance
repitition of consonants esp. at the ends of words
consonance
pattern of beats or stresses in spoken or written language
rhythm
regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem
rhyme scheme
like or as is used to make a comparison between two unlike ideas
simile
one thing is spoken of as if it were something else
metaphor
a non human subject is given human characteristics
personification
a reference to a well know person, place, event, literary work, or work of art
allusion
anything that stands for or represents something else
symbolism
word choice
diction
exaggeration or overstatement
hyperbole
rhyming words appear in the same line
internal rhyme
use of any element of language more than once
repitition
phrase, verse, or group of phrases repeated at intervals throughout a song or poem
refrain
words that imitate sounds
ontomatopoeia
differences between appearance and reality or expectation and result
irony
unrhymed iambic pentameter
blank verse
songlike poem that tells a story
ballad
long narrative poem about the deeds of gods or heroes
epic poem
poetry that utilizes techniques of drama
dramatic poetry
poem that tells a story
narrative poem
poetry not written in a regular rhythmical pattern or meter
free verse
central message or insight into life revealed through a literary work
theme
formal division of lines in a poem
stanza
liberty taken by a poet in deviating from conventional form
poetic liscense
imperfect rhyme
slant rhyme
main or larger division of a long poem
canto
10 syllables per line every other syllable stressed
iambic pentameter
17 syllable poem
haiku
language used to create word pictures for the reader
imagery
musical verse; single speaker
lyric poem
four lines
quatrain
14 line lyric poem in iambic pentameter ABABCDCDEFEFGG
sonnet
The test
angela shelf medearis
stars
nikki giovanni
notice
steve kowit
eighteen
rod mckuen
blackie the electric rembrandt
thom gunn
photos
paul b janeczko
king of gods; god of thunder sky and justice ;GREEK
zeus
king of gods; god of thunder sky and justice ;ROMAN
jupiter
queen of gods; goddess of motherhood and marriage; GREEK
hera
queen of gods; goddess of motherhood and marriage; ROMAN
Juno
god of sun, music, and archery; GREEK
Poebus
god of sun, music, and archery;ROMAN
apollo
goddess of love and beauty; Greek
aphrodite
goddess of love and beauty; ROMAN
venus
god of war and thieves; GREEK
ares
god of war and thieves;ROMAN
mars
god of sea, earthquakes, and horses; GREEK
poseidon
god of sea, earthquakes, and horses;ROMAN
neptune
messenger and god of merchants; GREEK
hermes
messenger and god of merchants;ROMAN
mercury
god of fire and volcanic erruptions; GREEK
hephaistos
god of fire and volcanic erruptions; ROMAN
vulcan
god of wine and drama; GREEK
dionysos
god of wine and drama; ROMAN
bacchus
god of love; GREEK
eros
god of love; ROMAN
cupid
god of underworld; GREEK
hades
god of underworld; ROMAN
pluto
god of time; GREEK
chronus
god of time; ROMAN
saturn
goddess of grain and harvest; GREEK
demeter
goddess of grain and harvest; ROMAN
ceres
goddess of moon, hunting and childirth; GREEK
artemis
goddess of moon, hunting and childirth; ROMAN
diana
goddess of hearth and home; GREEK
hestia
goddess of hearth and home; ROMAN
vesta
goddess of dawn; GREEK
eos
goddess of dawn; ROMAN
aroura
god of nature; GREEK
pan
god of nature; ROMAN
faunus
queen of underworld; GREEK
persophone
queen of underworld; ROMAN
proserpine
god of atheletes; GREEK
hercales
god of atheletes; ROMAN
hercules
causing fear or apprehension
formidable
crafty or artful deception
guile
assemble for battle
muster
blacksmiths shop
smithy
break or rupture
breach
passion; enthusiasm
ardor
painfully difficult work
travail
to sieze or hold
grapple
humble prayer
supplication
craftiness or betrayal
insidious
quarrelsome
contentious
crouch in fear
cower
disguised
dissemble
rude
impudence
tearfully sentimental
maudlin
famous
renowned
trick
ruse
cloth to wrap a corpse for burial
shroud
to raise in relief
emboss
1/10 of belongings paid to church or state
tithe
deep immeasureable space
abyss
mother of odysseus
anticlea
epic hero
odysseus
paris took her to troy
helen
wedding couple
peleus and thetis
helens husband
menalaeus
odysseus' wife
penelope
dead crewmate
elpanor
most beautiful
aphrodite
gives odysseus a new ship
alcinous
son of peleus and thetis
achilles
father of odysseus
laertes
meanest suitor and first to die
antinous
odysseus' dog
argus
tries to convince odysseus nto to kill suitors
eurymachus
odysseus' son
telemachus
cyclops
polyphemus
from aeaea; fell in love with odysseus; sent him to underworld
circe
fell in love with odysseus on ogygia
calypso
lost most like with them; cannibals
laestrygonians
blind prophet
tiresius
6 headed monster
scylla
whirlpool
charybdis
sun god
helios
prince; kills achilles
paris
competed for most beautiful
athena hera and aphrodite
goddess that helps odysseus
athena
a member of odysseus' crew that convinced his men to eat the cattle of the sun god
eurylochus
odysseus' swineheard and friend
eumaeus
penelope's housekeeper
eurynome
gave odysseus the bag of winds
aeolius
goddess of discord who threw the apple into the wedding of peleus and thetis
eris
penelope's servant that was a gift from her father
actoris