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  • 1. Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    • “Old Ironsides”
    • 67. “The Chambered Nautilus”
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • 68. Oliver Wendell Holmes(1809-1894)
    Early Life:
    • Born August 29, 1809 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. To Abiel Holmes and Sarah Wendell Holmes.
    • 69. The fourth of five children
    • 70. His father was an orthodox Calvanist minister.
    • 71. He was brought up a strict Calvanist, but later rejected much of what he was taught.
    • 72. Leaned toward independence and rebellion.
    Education:
    • Graduated from Harvard in 1829
    • 73. Oliver often had his poems published in Harvard's Collegian
    • 74. Studied law, then traveled to Europe to study medicine. He graduated from Cambridge in 1836 with a doctorate in medicine.
    • After studying medicine in college and in Paris, he wrote two essays on new approaches to medicine. For his writing, he was awarded the Boylston Prize from Harvard.
    • 75. He was encouraged to write poetry by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
    • 76. In 1838, he became the chair of Anatomy and Physiology at Dartmouth College. He later worked a similar position at Harvard. Holmes excelled at keeping the students’ attention during his lectures.
    • 77. Holmes married Amelia Lee Jackson in 1840. They had three children.
    • 78. He died at the age of 85 in his home in Boston, Massachusetts.
    • Prose-ordinary speech or writing, without metrical structure.
    • 79. Many poems present his view of human nature and its improvement.
    • 80. Often wrote against Calvanism
    • 81. Touches on many psychological issues.
    Poetry Writing Style
  • 82. Metaphor - a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance
    Ex. A mighty fortress is our God
    Extended Metaphor – a metaphor extended over several sentences, lines, paragraphs, or even pages
    Terms to Know
  • 83. Apostrophe - a digression in the form of an address to someone not present, or to a personified object or idea
    Ex. O Death, where art thou?
    Alliteration - repetition of the leading consonant sound in each word throughout a sentence or a phrase
    Ex. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
    Terms to Know
  • 84. Allusion - the repetition of the leading consonant sound in each word throughout a sentence or a phrase
    Tone - a particular style or manner, as of writing or speech; the implications of the diction used
    Terms to Know
  • 85. Verbal Irony - a figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
    Symbolism - the practice of representing things by symbols, or of investing things with a symbolic meaning or character
    Terms to Know