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argument
a prose summary of what happens
paraphrase
putting into prose exactly what happens, line by line, in words that are different but as nearly equivalent as possible
statement
a prose summary of a poem's idea or ideas
subject
topic
a poem's general or specific area of concern, usually something categorical
theme
the statement a poem makes about its subject; a one or two sentence paraphrase
motif
a recurrent device, formula, or situation which deliberately connects the poem with common patterns of previous thought
carpe diem
"seize the day"
explication
exegenesis
explains how all of the elements in a poem or passage work; attempts to discover meaning
message
moral
summarize the poem's meaning