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Strong focus on the processes of analyzing the literary elements of poetry, prose, and drama and writing about them. Examines the language and structure of a text, as well as the ideas or feelings it expresses, and investigates the intricate links between form and content. By opening with this kind of in-depth analysis, a person is compelled to read differently and examine the connection between the ideas expressed andthe way in whichthey are expressed. Each section is followed by exercises to ensure comprehension of what was read. For anyone interested in studying a poem, story, or play for the various literary elements.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Close Reading|
|Aspects of PoetryLyric poetry and narrative poetry|
|Formal characteristics of poetry|
|Denotations and connotations|
|Exercises on vocabulary|
|Figurative Language Simile and Metaphor Allegory, Anaphora Antithesis Apostrophe, Hyperbole Irony Litotes, Metonymy, Oxymoron Paradox, Personification Symbol Synecdoche, Understatement|
|Exercises on imagery and figurative language|
|Sounds Alliteration Assonance Onomatopoeia Exercises on sounds|
|Rhythm Types of rhythm Enjambment Exercises on rhythm|
|Versification The verse line Meter Meter and rhythm Meter and syntax|
|Exercises on meter|
|Rhyme Blank verse|
|Stanzas Fixed forms|
|Sonnet Exercises on rhyme and stanza forms|
|Speaker, Voice and Tone First-person lyric|
|Tone Exercises on speaker and tone|
|Structure Division into parts|
|Closure Exercises on structure|
|Preparing to Write a Close Reading of a Poem|
|Making notes Your audience Quotations|
|Writing a Close Reading of a Poem|
|The introduction Theme Tone|
|The conclusion Revising and editing Academic integrity|
|Summary of elements to discuss in a poem|
|Close Readings of Poems|
|A. Model Close Readings of Poems|
|"Death, be not proud"|
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