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imagist poems, winter dreams, in another country, the corn planting, a rose for emily, the jilting of granny weatherall, etc.


uncertainty; vagueness; used in A Rose for Emily


The use of language to evoke a picture or a concrete sensation of a person, thing, place, or experience

imagist poetry

uses lots of images and less words to convey meaning to the reader

blank verse

unrhymed iambic pentameter


form of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack human vice or mistakes

William Faulkner's Criteria

1. not fear the reader
2. write about truths of the human heart
3. write about conflicts of the human heart
4. write to inspire (uplift the human spirit)
5. remind people of --love, hope, pride, pity, compassion, sacrifice, etc.

indirect characterization

the writer reveals information about a character and his personality through that character's thought, words, and actions

direct characterization

the writer tells us directly what a character's personality is like


comparison using "like" or "as"


comparison not using like or as

Winter Dreams

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ars Poetica


Of Modern Poetry


In Another Country


The Corn Planting


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