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ENG 285 Lecture Notes - Lecture 45: Irony, Dramatic Monologue, Free Verse
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Free verse, order, tone - class creating unique forms -free verse rejects poetic conventions meter, rhyme schemes, line length limits, etc. -patterns are original to authors -leaves a lot to work with -rhyme is devel...

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ENG 285 Lecture Notes - Lecture 44: Pocahontas, Jab, Free Verse
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Das Poems Rascal Children of Gaza-- -author grew up in refugee poem -kids used to play under his window -51 day war -500+ killed in war -reflection of feelings on these kids -readers aren't aware as much as they s...

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ENG 285 Lecture Notes - Lecture 43: Free Verse, Concrete Poetry, Truism
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Free verse , sense of order , varieties of tone free verse- rejects a number of poetic conventions variety of devices-- -alliteration repetition of similar initial sounds -assonance -consonance -repetition -scattere...

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ENG 285 Lecture Notes - Lecture 41: Perfect And Imperfect Rhymes, Pyrrhic Victory, Spondee
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Using the sound of language less dependent on memorization still important to the ear 3 ways to achieve-- -words that begin with identical sounds -link sounds with 2 or more words -rhyme - true or sland 4 non-rhyming ...

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ENG 285 Lecture Notes - Lecture 42: Enjambment
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i sing the body electric -- class challenge slave trade early abolitionist sacred human body not sellable quality between men and women just bodies with soul inside body is just a little something equating men...

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ENG 285 Lecture Notes - Lecture 37: Sound Techniques, Free Verse
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The makings of a poem defining poetry is difficult can take variety of forms certain characteristics-- poetic line relying on image cultivating sound of words developing rhythm of language creating density by implyin...

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ENG 285 Lecture Notes - Lecture 36: Allen Ginsberg, Cold Water Flat, Amphetamine
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Howl -- Allen Ginsberg minds of generation destroyed by madness dragging themselves through "negro" streets angel headed hipsters smoked in supernatural darkness -- cold water flat floats bared their brains to heaven un...

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ENG 285 Lecture Notes - Lecture 39: Langston Hughes
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Theme for English B -- Langston Hughes his instructor said to go home and write a page that night 22 / colored / born in Winston-Salem moved around schools only colored kid in his class leads us from his school to...

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ENG 285 Lecture Notes - Lecture 40: Spanglish
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children of the Americas -- aurora morales she is light skinned from the caribbean born of diaspora born into this continent she is a US Puerto Rican Jew assumed to be a product of the ghettos in NY but she h...

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ENG 285 Lecture 38: I sing the body electric -- Walt Whitman
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I sing the body electric -- Walt Whitman -armies and engirthing -those who corrupt their bodies conceal themselves? -if body is not the soul -the love of the body of man/woman balks account -expression of a man is not...

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ENG 285 Lecture Notes - Lecture 35: Simile, Literal And Figurative Language, Ambivalence
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Poetry forever read poetry to write poetry read line by line for the effect and density -slow down the reading -read many times -return to puzzling lines -pencil mark what you like read at normal pace for pleasure don'...

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ENG 285 Lecture Notes - Lecture 34: Free Verse
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What makes a poem 5 characteristics of poetry-- -limes -images -sound -rhythms -density the poetic line-- -poet determines when the line breaks -line length is part of the art form -embedded in the defini...

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ENG 285 Lecture Notes - Lecture 33: Practical Reason
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Tense​ ​and​ ​Tone This​ ​can​ ​be​ ​controversial​ ​–​ ​traditional​ ​stories​ ​were​ ​written​ ​in​ ​past​ ​tense,​ ​present​ ​tense advocates​ ​claim​ ​it​ ​enlivens​ ​a​ ​story​ ​and​ ​makes​ ​it​ ​more​ ​immediat...

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ENG 285 Lecture Notes - Lecture 30: Metafiction, Speculative Fiction, Simile
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Liberating​ ​the​ ​Imagination​ ​2 Flights​ ​of​ ​fancy​ ​are​ ​absolutely​ ​possible​ ​for​ ​fiction​ ​–​ ​you​ ​don’t​ ​have​ ​to​ ​stick​ ​with​ ​completely realistic You​ ​can’t​ ​force​ ​creativity,​ ​but​ ​explo...

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ENG 285 Lecture Notes - Lecture 32: Spurn, Purple Prose, Literal And Figurative Language
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Diction​ ​and​ ​syntax Diction:​ ​Word​ ​choice​ ​is​ ​important​ ​stylistically,​ ​as​ ​any​ ​words​ ​have​ ​multiple​ ​synonyms​ ​with different​ ​implications​ ​and​ ​overtones Hate​ ​is​ ​vague.​ ​Consider​ ​th...

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Othello - Reference Guides

TM permacharts Othello Just The FactsCharacters ILLIAM SHAKESPEAREHARACTER SKETCHES WC Born 1564; died 1616 ameDescription N OthelloProtagonist Professional soldier; servant to Venice Moor; Moslem Negro from North Africa M...

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Death of a Salesman - Reference Guides

TM permacharts Death Of A Salesman Just the FactsSymbols ARTHUR MILLERMUSICTAPE RECORDER Born 1915 in Harlem, New York Epitomizes the mechanization of American society Music has major significance in the play Wrote many pl...

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English Composition - Reference Guides

TM permacharts English Composition English Composition 2nd EDITION THE SENTENCE Sentencesform the basis for written language and composition A sentence is a group of words that forms a complete thought It is easier to expr...

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English Grammar - Reference Guides

TM permacharts English Grammar English Grammar 2nd EDITION PARTS OF SPEECHSENTENCE TYPES A sentenceis a group of words that can stand DJECTIVESONJUNCTIONS AC on its own as a completed thought; it begins Describe nouns and ...

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English Verbs - Reference Guides

TM permacharts English Verbs English Verbs 2nd EDITION PRESENT TENSEPHRASAL VERBS A phrasal verbis a two part verb IMPLE PRESENT S consisting of a verb and a particle Expresses daily habits or usual Expresses general factu...

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Hamlet - Reference Guides

TM permacharts Hamlet StructureCharacters AIN PLOTHARACTER SKETCHES MC Act IIntroduction Presentation of setting, main characters, and central ameDescriptionameDescription NN themes HamletPrince of Denmark, son of Queen Ge...

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Julius Caesar - Reference Guides

TM permacharts Julius Caesar StructureThemes AIN PLOTONOR LOYALTYRUTH JUSTICE MHT Act IIntroduction Presentation of setting, main characters, and central Brutus believes it is honorable to kill Caesar for loyalty to the ...

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King Lear - Reference Guides

TM permacharts King Lear StructureThemes AIN PLOTEMOLITION OF ORDERED SYSTEMSPPEARANCE VS. REALITY MDA Act IIntroduction Presentation of the setting, main characters, and Without divine, human, and natural laws, nature is ...

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Macbeth - Reference Guides

TM permacharts Macbeth Just the FactsCharacters ILLIAM SHAKESPEAREHARACTER SKETCHES WC Born 1564; died 1616 ameDescriptionameDescription NN Playwright, actor, and poetMacbethThane of Glamis, later Thane of Cawdor, and even...

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English as a Second Language - Reference Guides

TM permacharts English as a Second Language English as a Second Language 2nd EDITION BASIC SENTENCE REQUIREMENTSSUBJECTVERB AGREEMENT All sentences must begin with a capital letter A verb must agree with its subject in per...

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