Poetry is a compressed form of expression and seeks a response which is simultaneously emotional and intellectual. It thus tries to reach its audience by as many means, or through as many channels, as possible. The poet uses many poetic devices (rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, imagery and so on) to convey his general theme, or particular aspects of that theme, as efficiently and emphatically as possible. The patterns a poem makes – its music and its metaphors – all serve the imperatives of its theme.
KeywordsSixteenth Century Vowel Sound Stressed Syllable Paradise Lost BRITISH Poetry
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