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16 terms

ENG TEST TOMORROW

LAST MINUTE STUDYING :)
STUDY
PLAY
"Forgotten Language"
-adults have forgotten how to communicate with Nature because their lives are too busy - sad reality of being an adult
"Southern Mansion"
-contrast between the music of the plantation and the clanging of the chains of the slaves in the cotton fields
***The sound of music represents the gentility of the Southern plantation life before the Civil War.
"Taught Me Purple"
- her mother could not teach her daughter PRIDE because she did not have any. The mother's life was very poor and drab. She did teach her daughter to seek a better life. Sun= gold and Purple= royalty ( symbols)
Limerick
poem to show humor
Haiku
17 syllables
Concrete poem
the shape of the subject e.g. Xmas tree ( "400 Meter Free Style" is a concrete poem - pp. 591-592).
"Southbound on the Freeway"
an alien from outer space
" Paul Revere's Ride"
heroic poem about Paul Revere - patriotism - theme
British come by ship -2 lanterns in window of old North Church
"Runagate Runagate"
- Harriet Tubman - woman of great emotional strength - Underground Railroad - slaves cannot turn back or Harriet Tubman would shoot them
"Barbara Frietchie"
- puts the flag in her window and Stonewall Jackson's men shoot at it - Stonewall gets ashamed of what he has let happen and tells his men not to shoot at the flag again - Barbara Frietchie is a brave and strong woman of 90 years
"O Captain! My Captain!"
- poem = extended metaphor for Abraham Lincoln who has saved the country - the captain has saved the ship and brought it into shore just as Abraham Lincoln has saved the country - abolishing slavery
"The Road Not Taken"
- 2 paths diverged in a yellow wood; the speaker has to choose which path to take. He chooses the path less traveled by and that has made all the difference in his life. The ROAD is a METAPHOR for ways of life. ( the choices we make in life)
NOTE THE RHYME SCHEME IN THE POEM - "The Road Not Taken"
NOTE THE RHYME SCHEME IN THE POEM - "The Road Not Taken"
"Four Little Foxes"
- 4 little foxes lost their mother in a trap; the speaker of the poem is talking to March or Spring and tells either one to speak softly and go lightly. The little foxes are having a difficult time surviving.
"Harlem Night Song"
- poem about boy and his girlfriend walking in Harlem - moon, blue sky, stars - love rises above the gritty streets of Harlem
"The Term"
- artificial objects like a piece of paper will live if a car passes over it, but a man in the same situation would die - theme: life is very fragile