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  • 1. Elements of Poetry
    Part One: Voiceand Diction
  • 2. Voice: Speaker & Tone
    Who is “speaking”?
    Tone
    Attitude implied toward the subject
    Determined by language, meter, rhyme, etc.
    Ironic tone
    Discrepancy between what is said and what is heard
    Words conflict with each other
  • 3. Dramatic Monologue
    Type of voice
    Direct address to another “character”
    Characterization of the speaker provides clues to the reader
  • 4. Diction
    Word choice
    Denotation
    Dictionary meaning
    Connotation
    Meanings implied or applied by context and suggestion
    Elision
    Omission of an unstressed vowel or syllable
    Done to preserve meter
    “o’er” vs. “over”