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World Literature-Unit 4

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connotations
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suggested meanings or associations
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denotations
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literal meanings
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imagery
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the use of words which appeal to our senses
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figurative language
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includes various types of comparisons (similes, metaphors, personification, apostrophe) as well as language as language used on more than one level (symbolism, irony, paradox)
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Smells
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was written by Christopher Morley
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Christopher Morley
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an American journalist, critic, essayist, poet, and novelist; was born in Pennsylvania; graduated from Oxford University; editor for several magazines including Saturday Review
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Platero and I
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was written by Juan Ramon Jimenez
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Juan Ramon Jimenez
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a Spanish poet who won the Nobel Prize; he uses nature and folk themes
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simile
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is an expressed comparison of unlike things in which the words like, as, resembles, or similar to are used
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The Oak
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written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson; as people age they are strengthened by life’s seasons
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Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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an English poet who was the voice of the Victorian Period
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personification
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a comparison in which human qualities are given to an inanimate object or an animal
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A Lonely Pine Is Standing
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written by Heinrich Heine
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Heinrich Heine
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a popular Germa romantic writer who was especially known for his lyrical poetry, which is characterized by intense emotion and irony
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metaphor
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an implied comparison in which one thing
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I Like to See It Lap the Miles
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written by Emily Dickenson
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Emily Dickenson
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was not a fous American poet until after she died; only seven of her almost two thousand untitled poems were published during her lifetime; attending Amherst Institute and Mount Holyoke Female Seminary; dressing only in white and seeing no one but a few close friends; the first volume of her poetry was published by her sister in 1890
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It Sifts from Leaden Sieves
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written by Emily Dickenson
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overstatement (hyperbole)
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this is an exaggeration
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The Story-Teller
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written by Mark Van Doren
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Mark Van Doren
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from Illinois; he received a Pulitzer Prize
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symbol
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has meaning in itself but also represents something beyond itself
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Alone
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written by Hermann Hesse
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Hermann Hesse
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a German poet, novelist, and essayist, won a Nobel Prize for literature; his poems and novels express man’s spiritual loneliness
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The Road Not Taken
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written by Robert Frost
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apostrophe
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addressing an inanimate object as if it were present
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The Folly of Being Comforted
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written by William Butler Yeats
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William Butler Yeats
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an Irish poet, and leader of the Irish Renaissance; Maude Gonne, a beautiful woman and an outspoken Irish nationalist, but she rejected him and married someone else