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New Historicist
a school of criticism holding that the past cannot be known objectively. According to this view, because historians project their own "narrative" (their own invention or "construction") on the happenings of the past, these writings are not bojective but are at bottom political statements.
the function of a lymerick
a poetic form used to tell a joke, the last line being the punch line
found poetry
something not really intended to be a poem, however it can be considered as one
onomatopoeia
words that describe sounds, that produce the sounds they describe
hyperbole
an extreme exaggeration
edenic
meaning eden like (very peaceful and very calm) an example of Romantic Poets
Idyllic
ideal, perfect, beautiful unrealistic settings
rhyme
similarity or identity of accented sounds in corresponding positions
personification
a kind of figurative langage in which an inanimate object, animal or nonhuman is given human traits
elegy
a lyric poem, usually a meditation on death
imagery
establised by language that appeals to the senses, especially sight, but also other senses
quatrain
a stanza of four lines
triplet
a group of three lines of verse, usually rhyming
Petrarchan sonnet
a poem of 14 lines, consisting of an octave and a sestet
Shakespearean sonnet
a poem of 14 lines (three quatrains and a couplet) rhyming
verse paragraph
a paragraph of blakc verse that presents a unit of thought
feminist approach
look at what types of roles the charcters are expectedto follow (examines the different cultural expectations of men and women)
queer theory
looks at relationships in same gender (homosocial, homosexual, between people of the same gender)
mythographical approach
joseph campbell and carl jung
psychoanalytical approach
Freud and Lacan- symbolism- phallilc symbols- masculinity
historical approach
means to look back and see what is going on during the time of the story
literary history
look at the way the canon has changed the work of art
biographical approach
looks at the history of the author
marxist
looks at larger economical approaches such as class issues
cultural approach
the ways that cultural influences change things
explicit requirements
Position
Argumentative
Specific
Analytic
Reasons
formalist
looks at the form, and structure of the poem
Paraphrase
summarize in your own words
Explicate
explanation line by line of whats going on
Syntax
structure of the sentence
Passive Voice
the subject of the sentence is having the action done to them
Active voice
The subject of the sentence is actually doing the action in the sentence
Ex: Peter slapped Mary
Denotation
dictionary definition "literal meaning"
Conotation
all of the associated meaning
scan
looking for metrical patterns and identifying them
Lymerick
Lines 1,2 and 5 Rhyme, Lines 3 and 4 rhyme. Rhyme pattern: aabba- 1,2&5 have 3 anapestic feet 3&4 have 2 anapestic feet
iamb
unstressed stressed
Fixed form
a set pattern of rhythm, meter and rhyme
haiku
three lines with 17 syllables: 5,7,5 subject matter is usually nature or images
Rhyme scheme
a a b b a (pattern of lines)
couplet
the pair of lines that rhyme adjacent to each other
heroic couplet
has a specific recognizable rhyme pattern of ordinary english pro's: 5 feet of iambs
Rhetoric
persuasive language
Rhetorical
Pertaining to language, especially persuasive language
Rhetorical analysis
analyzing the language of the arguement
argueability
to test: think if reasonable people
implicit arguement
not directly stated- inplied arguement
explicit arguements
actually spelled out
counter-reading
read something deliberately different that the author wanted (one reason is to figure out the indeterminacies of the work)