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University of Toronto Scarborough
Sonja Nikkila

ENGB45- Victorian Poetry and Prose 9/13/2012 9:39:00 AM  Di-verse and Per-verse: “I Got Rhythm  The basic: Counting is easy!  Meter is not just the number of syllables  Meter is a pattern of beats: STRESS and unstress  Meter is not just the number of syllables Iam/Iambic- unsress- STRESS The long ing of a heart pent up forlorn, A si lent heart whose si lence loves and longs Trochee/trochaic= STRESS-unstress  Trochaic is a falling meter  Iambic is a rising meter  Alliteration and rhythm at times encourage where the beats or meter falls  Poetry & Prose: Anthologizing & Its Discontents 9/13/2012 9:39:00 AM  - Poetry (noun)- Imaginative or creative literature in general; fable, fiction. Obs.  - Composition in verse or some comparable patterned arrangement of language in which the expression of feelings and ideas is given intensity by use of distinctive style and rhythm; the art of such a composition.  Prose: Language in the form in which it is typically written (or spoken), usually characterized as having no deliberate metrical structure (in contrast with verse or poetry).  Hat which is plain, simple, or matter-of-fact; (often with negative connotations) that which is dull or commonplace.  Prosody- The theory and practice of versification; the branch of knowledge …  Poetry has four things: Rhythm, Rhyme, Shape, “Intensity”  Rhythm: Key terms/ideas: Beat, Meter (Tetra-, Penta,-, etc.), syllable, stress, foot, feet, scansion (to scan), Iambic (trochaic, etc.)  Rhyme: Scheme, abab, end vs. internal, masculine vs. feminine, perfect vs. imperfect, consonance, assonance, alliteration  Shape: length, line, stanza, refrain/chorus, couplet (tercet, quatrain, octet, etc.), sonnet (villanelle, haiku, etc.)  Intensity: “elevated diction, figurative language, and syntactical reordering. “Diction, syntax, language/vocab, style, imagery, symbolism, simile, metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche hyperbole, personification  Go to The Broadview’s “Reading Poetry” and “Glossary” section  Always ask of any text: Who is speaking, and to whom, and for what purpose?  Rhythm, can be changed to Pace  Rhyme,  Shape, can be changed to Format  Intensity, can be changed to rhetoric.  Rhetoric: The art of using language effectively so as to persuade or influence others, esp. the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques to this end.  Voice speaker, can be changed to…  Look for pacing prose by looking at punctuation, word length, word combination, repetition.  Format: Look at paragraph, dialogue, “front matter”, body, chapter, section, paratext, essay, sermon, story, novel (etc).  Voice/Speaker Author/ Narrator: person, distance, tone (ironic, melodramatic, etc.) addressee, intent  Close Reading the Broadview  Read author introductions, not only for the information, but as texts themselves. How does the intro “sum up”, or even “filter”, the subject? Poetry II: Performance and Identity Robert Browning 9/13/2012 9:39:00 AM  Calls attention to different identities  Separating from poets identity to others  Poetry Dramatically Monologic  The novel (prose fiction)= dialog
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