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What does deixis mean?

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Name three common rhyme patterns.

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English Literary Studies

What does deixis mean?

situational markers of speech

  • personal deixis
  • local deixic
  • temporal deixis

English Literary Studies

How do we identify the speaker(s) of a poem?

  • personal pronouns
  • verbs of perception
  • verbs indicating emotional/ intellectual processes
  • judgements/ evaluations
  • unusual metaphors

English Literary Studies

How do we analyse the semantics (isotopies) of a poem?

  • structuring poem's subject into separate parts

-> text's determining isotopies

semes: semantic fields (love, hate, life, death...)

isotopy: recurrence of basic semes

English Literary Studies

What is a stanza?

grouping of the verse lines in a poem

marked by:

- spaces in text

- recurrent pattern of rhyme

- uniform number and lenght of lines

English Literary Studies

Name three common rhyme patterns.

Couplet two linked lines (aa)

Tercet three linked lines (aba, cdd)

Quatrain four linked lines (abba, cdcd)

English Literary Studies

What are the features of a perfect/ full rhyme?

  • stressed vowels have the same sound

cloud - crowd

  • sounds following those vowels are the same

cloud - crowd

  • consonants preceding the vowels are different

cloud - crowd

English Literary Studies

Name some imperfect rhymes.

1. slant rhyme 

soul - soil (only final consonent sounds same)

2. near rhyme

fine - rhyme (only final vowel sounds same)

3. eye rhyme

enough - cough (words spelled as if rhymed)

4. rich rhyme

lap - clap (consonant before vowel identical)

5. identical rhyme

clap - clap (same words)

6. homonym

ball - ball (words look and/or sound the same but have different meanings)

English Literary Studies

There are end rhymes and...?

internal rhymes

English Literary Studies

How are rhymes called that have a specific amount of syllables?

  • single rhyme - stressed
  • double rhyme - unstressed
  • polysyllabic rhyme - unstressed

English Literary Studies

What are three common rhyming patterns?

Couplets aabb

Alternate rhyme abab

Embracing rhyme abba


English Literary Studies

What is rhythm?

repeated pattern of sounds (of stressed and unstressed syllables)

English Literary Studies

What is poetry?

language cast in verse

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