Finding Meaning in Poetry

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Finding Meaning in Poetry. Read the poem! Analyze poetic devices! Re-read!. Irony . A conflicting statement or situation used to expose a reality different from what appears to be true. Repetition . Purposeful re-use of words for an effect Refrain-an entire phrase repeated .
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Finding Meaning in PoetryRead the poem! Analyze poetic devices!Re-read!Irony
  • A conflicting statement or situation used to expose a reality different from what appears to be true.
  • Repetition
  • Purposeful re-use of words for an effect Refrain-an entire phrase repeated
  • Anaphora
  • repeating a sequence of words at the beginnings of sentences
  • contain a different key word each time
  • emphasizing
  • Sometimes called parallelism.
  • Alliteration
  • Repeated consonant sounds at the beginning or end of words positioned near each other.
  • Example: fast and furious
  • Symbols
  • An ordinary object, event, animal, or person to which we have attached meaning and significance
  • flag to represent a country
  • lion to represent courage
  • wall to symbolize separation
  • Simile
  • A direct comparison of two unlike things using “like” or “as.”
  • Connotation
  • The emotional, psychological or social undertones of a word
  • its implications and associations apart from its literal meaning.
  • Tone
  • A poet or speaker’s attitudes and feelings about a subject
  • Look at the style of language or poetic devices to figure out.
  • loving, condescending, bitter, pitying, fanciful, solemn, and a host of other emotions and attitudes.
  • Imagery
  • The use of language to help the reader activate senses and experience parts of the poem
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