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Diction Imagery Detail And Syntax In Poetry Worksheet

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Diction, Imagery, Detail, and Syntax (DIDS) in PoetryWorksheet
Instructions: Analyze the text you selected and fill out the following worksheet in detail. Provide
specific examples from the text that support your analysis.
1. Write the title of the text you have analyzed here:
“When I was Fair and Young”
2. List at least three examples of diction in the text that add to the overall tone. Explain how each
word contributes to the emotional power of the piece.
Scorn, importune, and weeping are three examples of dictation from the text. She used the word
scorn to show that she was very harsh when rejecting them. She used “importune” to express
how they were begging her to accept them. Then she used “weeping” to explain how upset and
sad the people she refused were. All these words help to show that she was very harsh and mean
to these men who wanted to date her.
3. List at least three examples of imagery in the text that add to the overall tone. Explain how each
description contributes to the emotional power of the piece.
How many weeping eyes I made to pine in woe” this imagery helped me to see the rejected men
crying after she had been so harsh to them. But I the prouder grew and still this spake therefore
from this line I could see a proud queen, rejecting all these men and with each one only growing
prouder. That neither night nor day I could take any rest.” With this line I could see Queen
Elizabeth being restless thinking about what she has done. These lines help establish that Queen
Elizabeth is looking back on her actions with regret.
4. List the examples of important details the author chose to include. Explain how these details
contribute to the emotional power of the piece.
When I was fair and young, then favor graced me, shows that she is looking back to a time when
she was beautiful and young. importune me no more.”, this shows that she did not want to be
bothered by these men who desired her. “I did repent that I had said before: Go, go, go, seek some
other where, importune me no more.This shows that she regrets what she did to all those men she
so unkindly rejected. These details help contribute to the emotional power of the piece because, they
express that she is sorry for how she acted.
5. List the examples of important details the author chose to omit. Explain how these missing
details contribute to the emotional power of the piece.
She left out the actual amount of people she rejected. This lets the reader assume what she went
through.

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Diction, Imagery, Detail, and Syntax (DIDS) in Poetry—Worksheet Instructions: Analyze the text you selected and fill out the following worksheet in detail. Provide specific examples from the text that support your analysis. 1. Write the title of the text you have analyzed here: “When I was Fair and Young” 2. List at least three examples of diction in the text that add to the overall tone. Explain how each word contributes to the emotional power of the piece. Scorn, importune, and weeping are three examples of dictation from the text. She used the word “scorn” to show that she was ve ...
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