ENGL 1400 Study Guide - Fall 2019, Comprehensive Final Exam Notes - Black People, Fairy, Fun Home

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Friday, July 5, 2019
Intro to Literary Studies
Poetry
Poetic Devices:!
Enjambment - when lines don’t connect to the next!
Caesura - pause in the middle of a line
Sonnets
Shakespearean!
14 lines!
Quatrains and rhyming couplet!
ABAB…!
No continuity of sound
Petrarchan!
Octave and sestet!
ABBA!
Strong break : volta (turn!
John Donne: “Batter my Heart”!
Petrarchan sonnet - integrates last two lines of Shakespearean!
ABBA ABBA [volta] CDCDEE - blend of both forms!
B rhymes are inside of the A rhymes - matches theme of poem!
“Rhyme story”!
Forced rhymes in end quatrain!
Shift is felt in language “yet”!
Cherry = sin - divorcing through the forced rhyme!
“Carpe diem” poems!
Marlowe!
Latin poetry - long or short vowel sounds!
English poets tried to use stress instead!
“There is a Garden in her Face”!
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Blazon tradition in art!
Image or sound poem?!
“My Mistress’ Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun”!
Blazon poem!
Playing with tropes of Romanticism
Direct response to Marlowe!
Woman responding to the genre
Robert Frost “Fire and Ice”!
Inspired by Dante’s inferno!
9 lines = 9 circles of hell!
Canto 32 - half fire/ half ice suffering!
Cone shape of hell - mirrored by poem!
World end / apocalypse - fire/water/etc,!
Casual discussion about the end of the world!
Playful rhyme scheme feels like a nursery rhyme
Concerned with apathy!
“Perish twice” = two sides of humanity, world ending, spiritual!
Terrance Hayes “American Sonnets for my Past and Future Assassin”!
Modern poet dealing with Black experience in America
Robert E. Lee vs. Emmett Till - juxtaposed and compared!
MLK was 39 when he died - feels old when you’re young, changes as
you age!
Life expectancy of black men
White boy is the one who dies in an accident - a luxury black boys
don’t get!
The other two were murdered by white supremacists!
Banjo, drum, whistle - music as black experience!
Book-ended by the white narrative - it’s always there despite black
experience!
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