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Sense Devices. Sense Devices. Simile : a direct comparison and can be recognized by the use of the words as or like fair as a star, when only one is shining in the sky. Like a wind that falls at eve our fancies blow. Sense Devices.

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SenseDevices
  • Simile: a direct comparison and can be recognized by the use of the words as or like

fair as a star, when only one

is shining in the sky.

Like a wind

that falls at eve our fancies blow

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SenseDevices
  • Metaphor: rather like a simile except that the comparison is not direct but implied

A violet by a mossy stone

Half hidden from the eye.

Your cheecks are tomatoes

Thy sweetest can be enjoyed.

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SenseDevices
  • Personification: when inanimate objects are given a human form, or when they are made to speak.

Many have loved me desperately,

Many with smooth serenity,

While some have shown contempt of me

Till they dropped underground.

…Patience who asks

Wants war, wants wound; weary his …

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SenseDevices
  • Theme: the central idea.

MEANING IDEA THEME

(Experience) (communicated)

  • Tone: the writer’s or speaker’s attitude toward his subject, audience, or himself

- the emotional coloring/meaning of the

work

- an extremely important part of the full

meaning

- is indicated by the inflections of the

speaker’s voice

tone examples
Tone (examples)

Ecstatic sinister sinful solemn

Humorous mocking happy sad

Resigned despair joyful light

Horrible hopeful incredulous

consider the tone
Consider the Tone
  • I am going to get married today
  • Hooray! I am going to get married today!
  • I can’t believe it! I’m going to get married today.
  • Might as well face it. I’m going to get married today.
  • Horrors! I’m going to get married today!
crossing the bar tennyson
Crossing the Bar (Tennyson)

Sunset and evening star,

And one clear call for me!

And may there be no moaning of the bar

When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,

to full for sound and foam,

When that which drew from out the boundless deep

turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,

And after that the dark!

And may there be no sadness of farewell

When I embark;

For though from out our bourne of Time and Place

The flood may bear me far,

I hope to see my Pilot face to face

When I have crossed the bar

person in the poem
Person in the Poem

There are three categories of person in the poem:

I/we as the speaker, refers to the subject or the poet him/herself

you as the second person refers to the object or someone/thing the speaker talks to

he/she/they/it as the third person refers to the object the speaker talks about

kinds of poem
Kinds of Poem
  • Lyric poetry:

a short poem expressing the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker (1st person).

  • Narrative poetry:

a poem which its main purpose is to tell a story

  • Dramatic poetry:

a poem that presents the voice of an imaginary character/s speaking directly, without any additional narration

  • Reflective poetry:

a poem that reflects the condition or situation surrounding the poet when it was written

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