ENG 108 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Literal And Figurative Language, Alliteration, Quatrain

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Lyric poetry: a short poem usually delivered in the voice of a single speaker (i) I = speaker, not author often expresses personal feelings origins in music three traditional categories of poetry (lyric, narrative and dramatic) from the greek lyre (musical instrument) More than just expression of personal feelings, cultural expression. Poets were considered spokespersons for their culture. Fixed forms: poems written according to strict guidelines or templates, which typical have names. Rhythm in each line sounds like: ba-bum / ba-bum / ba-bum / ba-bum. / ba-bum first poem form written to be read silently and not performed viewed with cultural authority. 2 parts: octave (lines 108) and sestet (lines 9-14) Psychological self-examination (ex sexuality, religious belief) courtly conduct. Themes: immortality of beauty, developed in each quatrain. Expresses that her beauty is eternal because it has been written in the poem and the poem will last forever sonnets 1-18 written for his young male patron (sponsor)

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