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Tone

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Valerie Watrous

on 11 June 2013

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Transcript of Tone

Imagery & Metaphor
"The Road
Not Taken"
Style & Context
Tone Terms
Tone in Poetry
- the writer's attitude
toward the subject or audience
Poetry Tone
Unit: Elements of Poetry
Connotation
Positive
Negative
- the feeling a word
or phrase evokes
elements in a poem that spark off the senses
A comparison between two unrelated things; does NOT use the words "like" or "as"
Visualization
Imagery
Metaphor
accepting
affectionate
approving
benevolent
complimentary
confident
ecstatic
peaceful
playful
proud
respectful

satisfied
sweet
vibrant
zealous
gleeful
joyful
light-hearted
loving
abrasive
anxious
argumentative
audacious
begrudging
bristling
condescending
cynical
despairing
disdainful
flippant
guilty
haughty
indignant
pitiful
resigned
by
Robert
Frost
Literary Periods
Historical & Cultural Context
What was happening in the world around the authors impacted how they wrote and the topics they wrote about.
Renaissance Literature
The Enlightenment
Romanticism
Transcendentalism
Victorian Literature
Realism
Naturalism
Modernism
Bloomsbury Group
Existentialism
Beat Generation

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Style
Ballad
a simple narrative poem of folk origin, composed in short stanzas

Epic
a type of narrative poem, which tells a story, usually of a hero's deeds



Free verse
a type of poetry that does not require any rhyme scheme or meter
Pastoral
a poem that elicits senses of peace and harmony,
portraying or suggesting idyllically the life of shepherds or of the country
Sonnet - a poem, properly expressive of a single, complete thought, idea, or sentiment with 14 lines, typically with two rhyming stanzas known as a rhyming couplet at the end
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