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  1. The Oval Portrait Discuss how the author’s use of word, style, and technique is characteristic of Gothic/Romantic literature.

  2. Discuss how the author’s use of word, style, and technique is characteristic ofGothic/Romantic literature. Tone Irony Personification Allusion Syntax Alliteration Metaphor Imagery Denotation Figurative Language Symbolism Theme Connotation Diction Point of View

  3. Word Personification Syntax Alliteration Denotation Diction Connotation

  4. Word Description of the chateau least sumptuously rich…tattered and antique golden arabesque Personification –tongues of the candelabrum

  5. Style Tone Theme Point of View

  6. Technique Irony Allusion Figurative language Symbolism Metaphor

  7. Describe one of your most vivid dreams or nightmares, especially one that truly upset or perplexed you. Be sure to go into detail, using details to not only recreate this nocturnal vision, but also to explain your reaction to it.

  8. Sweet dreams are made of this. Who am I to disagree? Traveled the world and the seven seas. Everybody’s looking for something. Some of them want to use you. Some of them want to be used by you. Some of them want to abuse you. Some of them want to be abused.

  9. Which influenced your dreams? • historical/experiential--students may have heard about other dream interpretations from the past, or may have figured out their interpretations due to their prior knowledge of the situations that sparked such dreams. These may also be influenced by culture; • psychological--students have some background in dream interpretation through research or because they have taken Psychology classes; • Literary--students have prior knowledge of literary symbols, therefore applying those to their dreams; • spiritual/religious-students have certain principles that have influenced their exegesis.

  10. Kubla Khan • note specific examples and identify sensory imagery; • note sound devices Coleridge uses in this poem, including alliteration, assonance, and onomatopoeia; • write down any questions and comments about the poem.

  11. Language of fantasy What category WORD/STYLE/FORM/TECHNIQUE? What specific devices? How does this contribute to the Romantic characteristics of the poem? How do the poetic devices contribute to the last nine lines of the poem? Is the pleasure dome beautiful or sinister?

  12. Homework Find a modern-day example of a pleasure dome and compare it to Kubla Khan’s. 1 page

  13. She Walks in Beauty How is the tone of the poem indicated? contrasting images of darkness and light