Review of Poetic Elements Part II

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5 More Poetic Elements. SymbolParadoxOverstatement (metaphor). UnderstatementIronyVerbalDramaticSituation. Non-literal Language Part II Symbol . Image: Something that implies more than what it is.Image: implies what it is

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Diagram of Poetic Elements Part II

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Symbol Paradox Overstatement (exaggeration) Understatement Irony Verbal Dramatic Situation 5 More Poetic Elements

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Figurative Language Part II Symbol: Something that implies more than what it is. Picture: implies what it is—"A shaggy cocoa canine was rubbing its back against a white picket fence." Metaphor: implies an option that is other than what it is—"Some messy pooch stole my wallet." Symbol: implies what it is and something all the more, as well—You can't educate an old puppy new traps."

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"The Road Not Taken" (p. 734) is a case of the utilization of image. The exacting importance depicts an affair by a voyager in a wood. The typical importance portrays any real decision in life and the sentiments encompassing it.

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Other Poems Which Use Symbol Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost (p. 793) "To the Virgins to Make Much of Time" by Robert Herrick (p. 742) "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost (p. 746) "The Writer" by Richard Wilbur (p. 751) "In light of the fact that I couldn't stop for Death" by Emily Dickinson (p. 752)

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A clear disagreement that is all things considered by one means or another genuine Paradox

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Examples of Paradox "Much Madness is Divinest Sense" by Emily Dickinson (p. 757) "Player my heart, three-personed God" by John Donne (p. 766) "Nor ever modest, aside from you violate me." "A Considerable Speck" by Robert Frost (p. 771) Also utilizes the utilization of incongruity

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Overstatement/Understatement metaphor = misrepresentation Understatement = saying short of what one means Examples of exaggeration: "The Road Not Taken" (p. 734) "I might tell this ages and ages henceforth" "Episode" by Countee Cullen (p. 769) "That is all that I recollect"

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More Examples of Overstatement/Understatement "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost (p.746) "for obliteration/ice is likewise extraordinary/and will suffice" Understatement "Sorting Laundry" by Elisavietta Ritchie (p. 767) Overstatement: "a heap of unsorted wash" "The Sun Rising" by John Donne (p. 759) Overstatement likewise utilizes broadened utilization of punctuation

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Verbal Irony Saying the opposite one signifies "To each lady a glad consummation." Example—"Barbie Doll" by Marge Piercy (p. 762)

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Discrepancy between the speaker's importance and the sonnet's significance Example—"The Chimney Sweeper" by William Blake (p. 763) Dramatic Irony

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Another Example of Dramatic Irony "My Last Duchess" by Robert Browning (p. 775) Click on connection for a full-screen rendition of the lyric http://barney.gonzaga.edu/~jdavis6/poem.html

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Irony of Situation Something startling happens Ozymandias (p. 764) Poem on next slide

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