Elements Of Poetry Part 1


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Elements Of Poetry Part 1

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