Talk:2009-10 BM1 Assignment 1: Poetry

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Please, feel free to ask (and answer) questions concerning the poetry assignment on this page. Best, Anna Auguscik 15:53, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

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Second section of the poem

I also have problems with line can I translate "tils the shore"?! I can´t find the word 'til' anywhere...I also have troubles finding the main conclusion of the second paragraph, especially the first two lines of it. Who is adressed in the second paragraph, is it himself or someone else? What has been enacted? who was too passionate? he or someone else? so many questions...I hope someone can help me, greetings sandra Sandra b. 17:24, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

To Sandra:
tils the shore = proverbial: to undertake a laborious task in vain
(Have a look at the bottom of the assignment) ;)
stupid me;-) nevertheless...thanks Sandra b. 17:24, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Deadline for this assignment?!

Does anyone know up to when (exactly) we have to hand in our assignments?! Sandra b. 17:24, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Questions on figurative speech

Does anybody know who is addressed in line 12? (Does he mean the addressee or does the speaker mean himself?) And how are we supposed to write the metre and the rhyme-scheme down? Maybe like in the handout that was given to us- in three steps? Greetings, Milena

I would say that the speaker means the addressee/the woman in line 11 and 12.

What are "figures of speech" (task 2b) - only the tropes (metaphor,metonymy,...) or also alliteration and parallelism? Greetings, Lena

To Lena: I think figures of speech are metonymy, synecdoche, allegory and can look them up on the figurative speech handout
First I also thought that figures of speech are only tropes but then I found a handout on the wiki page which was called Figures_of_Speech and there were also the syntactic figures written down... confusing;) Greetings, Lena

Is it possible to use the "heart" for more than one figure of speech or is it better to choose other examples?! Sandra b. 17:24, 9 November 2009 (UTC)