Study Guide For Poetry

The test will take place on Thursday, January 24, 2013.


  • Multiple-Choice - poems will be provided, AP style questions
  • Annotation - One of the poems will be given as an annotation instead of multiple-choice questions

Items to Study

  • ELT - simile, metaphor, personification, synecdoche (metonymy), apostrophe
  • Chapter 4 - Sound & Sense
    • look specifically at imagery and the SEVEN types of senses that it appeals to
    • "Meeting at Night" / "Parting at Noon" -
      • How are they similar in their theme?
      • How are their tones different?
      • STIFST
    • "After Apple Picking"
      • STIFST
  • Chapter 5 - Sound & Sense
    • look specifically at the devices of simile, metaphor, personification, apostrophe, synecdoche (metonymy)
    • "Harlem" - similes versus metaphor
    • "It Lifts from Leaden Sieves" - focus on "it" and the idea of metaphor
    • "The Author to Her Book" - personification (extended)
    • "Bright Star" - apostrophe
    • "To His Coy Mistress" - all literary devices discussed in class
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