An address to a dead person, inanimate object, or ideal.
To talk about something without stating it, "He's no fool."
an exaggeration or overstatement.
Using a part of the whole to represent the whole.
Substituting the name of something for another thing which is closely associated with that thing.
Aspects of nature, such as landscape or weather are given human-like qualities.
The conscious repetition of words in writing. Usually at the beginning of a line or paragraph.
Where words or phrases that are parallel give contrasting meanings.
The tone of the work.
An inserted side thought.
Has a syllable pattern of 5, 7, 5 and causes a juxtaposition of objects or ideas.
In Medias Res, vast setting, invocation to a muse, Epithet, long lists and speeches, divine intervention, heroes that embody civility, hero's decent into hell.
Does not follow a set meter or rhyme but follows speech patterns.
Hexameter followed by pentameter; mournful and melancholic.
Witty, humorous poetry, or nonsense poem. Not dactyl.
Short tale to teach a moral, usually told with animal characters.
Metaphysical Poetic Style
A style in which philosophical or religious themes are discussed through a rational approach.
Contemporary - "I know Why the Cadged Bird Sings"
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, The Red Badge of Courage
Zora Neale Hurston
Harlem, Moses, Man of the Mountain
Romantic Poet from the 19th Century.
To Kill A Mockingbird.
The Joy Luck Club
The Color Purple
Deciding the direction of writing according to location
Parts of a whole
Progressive data, comparing over time.
James Fenimore Cooper
A Prereading strategy where the students are asked if they agree or disagree with certain questions.
The study of word spelling in a language
deals with the meaning and form or words
Narrowness of view
Softens a harsh phrase, "to pass away" replaces "to die"
Has a certain number of stressed syllables per line and endeavors to replicate normal speech.
Where a line is repeated in a different context. Usually part of the oral ballad tradition.