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English Literature: Poetry guide Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

short definitions of poetry

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Remember, always consider both:

What devices they use (Criterion B, writer's choices)
Why that matters / How it creates meaning (Criterion A, unders­tanding meaning)


repetition of the same/s­imilar image
images that can be grouped together (e.g. nature images, images of violence)
the feeling associated with images or groups of images (good? bad? happy? sad?)
relati­onship between imagery and mood/a­tmo­sphere