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Posted December 3, 2010 at 2:34 PM via web

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List and define six literary terms with example.

 literary terms and their definitions

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booboosmoosh | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 6, 2010 at 2:11 PM (Answer #1)

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I cannot provide you with literary terms and their definitions, but I can identify six literary terms with examples, and give you locations to find definitions.

ANNABELLE LEE

by Edgar Allan Poe

It was many and many a year ago, 
In a kingdom by the sea, 
That a maiden there lived whom you may know 
By the name of Annabel Lee; 
And this maiden she lived with no other thought 
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child, 
In this kingdom by the sea; 
But we loved with a love that was more than love - 
I and my Annabel Lee; 
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven 
Coveted her and me. 
And this was the reason that, long ago, 
In this kingdom by the sea, 
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling 
My beautiful Annabel Lee; 
So that her highborn kinsman came 
And bore her away from me, 
To shut her up in a sepulcher 
In this kingdom by the sea. 
The angels, not half so happy in heaven, 
Went envying her and me 
Yes! that was the reason 
(as all men know, In this kingdom by the sea) 
That the wind came out of the cloud by night, 
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love was stronger by far than the love 
Of those who were older than we 
Of many far wiser than we 
And neither the angels in heaven above, 
Nor the demons down under the sea, 
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul 
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee. 
For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams 
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; 
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes 
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; 
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side 
Of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride, 
In the sepulcher there by the sea, 
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

Repetition is found with the repeated use of "Of the beautiful Annabel Lee."

Internal rhyme is shown in the line: "And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side"

Personification is seen in "That the wind came out of the cloud by night, / Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee." The wind cannot kill. A disease, illness, gun, or accident, etc., can kill someone, but not the wind.

A metaphor is found in "I was a child and she was a child..." Though these people may be childlike in their knowledge of love and the world, we can assume they are not children who fall in love and move away from family.

Imagery is found throughout the poem; here are two examples: "For the moon never beams..." or "I feel the bright eyes..."

The following are websites which have the definitions of literary terms which may be helpful to you:

http://www.orangeusd.k12.ca.us/yorba/literary_elements.htm

http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/lit_term.html

http://www.uncp.edu/home/canada/work/allam/general/glossary.htm

http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_a.html

 

 

 

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