A Tale Of Fire And Ice By Andrea Dietrich Essay

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The poem of "A Tale Of Fire and Ice" by Andrea Dietrich is a unique type of poem because of its structure, punctuation, diction, tone, and the amount of literary devices that were used. Structure is the set up of the poems, and the amount of lines and stanzas. In the poem "A Tale Of Fire and Ice" the set up was in two parts. One part is labeled "Part 1: Ice" (Dietrich 1) and the other "Part 2: Fire" (Dietrich 18). Under each part the set up has four stanzas with four lines in each. Throughout the poem the punctuation was constant of where the periods, commas, and question marks were placed. Usually at the end of a line there is a period, comma, or a question mark. At the end of each stanza the line that was repeats and uses punctuation like comma or semicolon, "No lust she feigns; no lust she feigns" (Dietrich 29). In the quote the author uses a semicolon to separate the repetition. Also the author used dashes at the end of the first line of stanza to continue her thought. This occurred three times, the first line of the first stanza in each part and again in the first part third stanza. An example of it is "He shines like silver midnight moon -" (Dietrich 2) which occur in the first stanza of part one. Tone is the author 's attitude in their piece of writing. The tone of the poem is a dramatic tone. The author 's story is about two people that perfect for each other, but each one of them has a dark past. Diction is the author 's word choice in his or her writing piece.…

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