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English 2230F/G Lecture Notes - Free Verse, Extended Metaphor, Westron


Department
English
Course Code
English 2230F/G
Professor
Nielson

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Day 2 of this Poetry English Class
(I think)
Rumi
- A thirteenth century poet I guess
Today’s Class
- The Difference Between Literal and Figurative Language
- Think of the figurative translations of the literal
oIt can be done through comparison and similarity
Simile
Metaphor
Symbol
oAnd in another way
Metonymy
Synecdoche
- History of the use of metaphor
o
Terms
- Image: gives you a sense or an idea of something concrete
-Vehicle: a means to explaining something
o“The image of a rose is a vehicle to explaining love”
Could not be more contrived
oThe vehicle drives the tenor
- What the point of a metaphor is is the tenor
oThe vehicle gets you to the point of the metaphor
-Ground: think of it like a common ground
oCommonalities
oBetween things
- Hyperbole: exaggeration
oWhy are you writing this you know this
-Apostrophe: It’s an address to something or someone who is absent
oA direct address in a poem
oSometimes reserved for something that can’t be addressed (ex. the
moon)
oIt used to be used to mean a shift towards addressing someone
Older meaning though/outdated now
Sense of a dramatic moment at the turn of the address
The person needs to talk to the addressee
- A symbol is an image that is itself literally but also has other meanings
attached
oEx. those shoes you bought me don’t fit
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