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1

explain what each of these mean

- Language

- Structure

- Form

language: looking at what words have been chosen and why. Imagery and poetic techniques that've been used.
Structure: The way a poem is put together. How a poet arranges their feelings and ideas to convey them most effectively

2

What are the 3 forms in poetry?

- Sonnets: Usually 14 lines long with a regular rhyming scheme. often about love (In Romeo and Juliet)
-Dramatic monologue: narrated by a single persona which addresses an implied audience.
-Free verse: Lines of irregular length and NO set rhythm. Doesn't have to rhyme. Often sounds like natural speech, e.g. 'Poppies' (Jane Weir)

3

TECHNICAL TERMS: What do they mean?
-Stanza
-Tercet
-Quatrain
-Couplet
-Rhyming couplet
-Rhyming triplet

Stanza (or verse) is a group of lines
Tercet is a three-line stanza
Quatrain is a four-line stanza
Couplet is a pair of lines, usually with the same metre
Rhyming couplet is a couplet where the final word of each line rhyme
Rhyming triplet is where the final words of three successive lines rhyme with each other

4

A poem's Voice is.........?

Who's speaking and How

5

The narrator might speak in what person......?

First person ('I') or Third person ('he' or 'she')

6

What is first-person voice? Give an example

Gives you 1 persons perspective. Often makes the poem more personal

7

What is third-person voice? Give an example

Often more detached from the action. it can give an outside perspective

8

Spoken Language

Poems can reduce spoken language, e.g. dialect words or phonetic spellings
Some poets use featured of spoken language to make the poem more natural and personal

9

What does personification mean?

Describing an object as if it feels or behaves in a human way

10

What does alliteration mean?

Words that are close together start with the same sound

11

What does assonance mean?

When a vowel sounds are repeated

12

What does sibilance mean?

When sounds create a 'hissing' or 'shushing' effect

13

What does onomatopoeia mean?

When a word mimics the sound its's describing

14

what is sensory Imagery?

when the poet uses touch, sight, sound, smell and taste to create a vivid image in the readers mind

15

What do you need to look for when Comparing poems?

similarities and differences

16

Name 3 comparative words

- similarly
- equally
- in contrast
- however
- conversely