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poetry vocab 3
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the literal meaning of a word; a dictionary definition.
adding an additional meaning to a word or phrase, apart from its definition. often this added meaning is symbolic in nature.
shades of meaning
slight differences in the meaning of words and phrases.
a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound.
the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing; the linguistic style, the vocabulary, and the metaphors used by the poet.
figure of speech
a word or phrase that has a meaning something different than its literal meaning. it can be a metaphor or simile that is designed to further explain a concept.
taking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or allegory, using denotation.
not using or taking words or most basic sense, using connotations or figures of speech.
a thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract.
an expression whose meaning is not predictable from its literal meanings.
the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning. verbal, dramatic, situational.
tease or laugh in a scornful or contemptuos manner; ridicule.
the feeling a piece of literature arouses in the reader.
the writers attitude towards the audience or subject matter.
the use of words and details that appeal to a reader's physical senses to add color and depth to the writing.
the controlling idea of a poem is the idea continuously developed through the poem by sets of key words that identify the poet's subject and his attitude or feeling about it. it may also be suggested by the title of a poem or by segment of the poem
the subject of a poem is the topic, or what the poem us literally about. is what the author is trying to tell us by using the subject.
a rhyme created by two or more words in the same line of verse
rhyme of the final syllables of lines of poetry.
the meaning of the line runs-over from one poetic line to the next without punctuation.
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