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1ST PART :: POETRY PROSODY :: is the science of versification. Its a fairly broad term that coers wide world of poetic terms, also of metre and stanza forms v POETIC LANGUAGE/POETIC DICTION :: any form of expressionof grammar which consists of FIGURES OF SPEECH. Figures of speech are divided into other subcategories; metaphoric expressions, rhetorical devices and sound effects. FIGURES OF SPEECH/FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE :: poetic language concerns any form of expression r grammatical form which deviates from the most general o language WHEREABOUTS OF THE POETS ::is the poet possibly in the poem or does he reside outside the poem (is he a protagonist or not) When I have fears that I may cease to be (e.g.) an autobiographic poem. A poem in which the speaker of the poem is the poet himself. ³The poem is alive. You have to treat it as something eternal.´ THE IMPLIED READERSHIP OF THE POEM :: STATUS OF THE POEM IN RELATION TO SOCIETY :: what position does a certain poem holdni society. Poem having a certain position in a soci ty and in a e particular society; whether the poem is critical or supportive e.g. Steven Spender :P; Moving through the silent crowd critical of social, political, economic circumstances; left wing authorafter the WW2, political ideological manifesto Walt Whitman; Leaves of grass no criticism THE STATUS OF THE POEM IN LITERARY TRADITION :: every poem somehow follows the tradition and somehow breaks the tradition. Shakespeare, Sonnet 130 very strongly against the tradition of Elizabethan sonnets, he wanted to write a parody Edmund Spenser, Amoretti dead serious in his descriptions SONORITY SONOROUS :: which sounds ASSONANCE :: repetition of vowels after the last accented syllable CONSONANCE :: repetition of the same final consonant in the accented syllables and neighbouring words EUPHONY EUPHONIOUS :: sounds pleasantly, nice to the ear, gentle, sweet, soft. Is a such a combination of words which sound pleasantly smooth and musical to the ear (s, ,l normally produce this euphony). CACOPHONY CACOPHONOUS :: the opposite of euphony, An arrangement of words which create harsh sound and it doesn¶t sound that smooth, it¶s often har to d pronounce. (r is used a lot for example the raven) ALLITERATION :: a sequence of repeated consonant sounds ± frosty fingers COLLOCATION :: nonstandard c.(busy heart) standard c. (weak heart) METAPHORS :: many phrases today don¶t anymore stand as metaphors ± blue blood, new blood/old blood: new personnel. JUXTAPOSITION :: to juxtapose a verb=to place side by side, sopostavitev/sopostavljanje PERSONIFICATION :: the verb is personified POLYSYNDENTON:: Figure of addition and emphasis which intentionally employs a series of conjunctions (and, or, bt, for, nor, so, yet) not normally found in u successive words, phrases, or clauses; the deliberate and excessive use of conjunctions in successive words or clauses . ANIMATION :: the verb is turned into an animant one ONOMATOPOEIA ONOMATOPOETIC :: imitating the sounds from nature. It comes from William Yeats¶s poem The Lake Isle of Immisfree ENJAMBMENT = RUN ON LINE :: semantic or grammatical extension in the following line INTER-DEPENDANCE :: every line depends on another line BLANK VERSE :: un rhymed iambic pentameter EPIGRAM :: poem consisting of only one couplet (very short)

IRONY:: indispensable textual element; what distinguishes a good writer from a bad one; if you want to avoid being pathetic, emphatic, sympathetic, you can use irony andkeep distance from the topic; is more objective the term refers to a contrast, discrepancy between appearance or reality can take a number of different forms DRAMATIC IRONY :: a state of affairs known to the reader,audience is the reverse what it is suppose to be (King Oidipus-Sofokles) SITUATIONAL IRONY :: a set of circumstances is reverseto what is expected appropriate VERBAL IRONY :: contrast between what is literally said and what is meant most common ; denotative meaning; dictionary explanation connotative meaning ; purpose of using a word, the usage

EXAGGERATION/HYPERBOLE/OVERSTATEMENT :: reading between the lines, take the opposite meaning from what it is said; a special effect that has a humorous touch; primarily to amuse the reader UNDERSTATEMENT/FITOTES/MEIOSIS :: the opposite of hyperbole, undervalues, underestimates, tells too little INTERTEXTUALITY :: intertextual link to other sources complex inter-relationship between a text and other texts (theyre in a complicated relationship :P) taken as ; basic of the creation or interpretation of a text BATHOS :: sudden, unexpected change AMBIGIUITY :: use of the word that carries 2 or more different meanings can be found also in everyday situations although not always welcomed, in poetry is , welcomed ± food for thought, it achieves also an ironic effect; ambiguity is achieved with homonym (a pun, wordplay) WORDPLAY :: - homophony relies on phonetic phonological properties; when you listen to atext HOMONYM :: same spelling or pronunciation, different meaning A PARADOX :: ambiguity that plays with ideas; statement that is true in some sense but at first appears absurd contradictive; operates on a larger scale: on the and textual scale e.g. the second coming sb walks somewhere to be born OXIMORON :: when expressed in 2 words (living dead a little giant) , METONIMY SIMILE :: AS or LIKE .. The feature that bonds tenorand vehicle together is TERTIUM COMPARATIONIS

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