More of additives: literary terms

How to make your poetry between lines begins with yourself; applying some more of additives into your poem. Do you know why poets use these additives for? This post is all about literary terms and how or why poets use these terms.

The first term is Allegory. This is a narrative or description that has a second meaning beneath the surface story or description. It can also refer to an extended metaphor and sometimes a series of related symbols. In this, every poet has its own interest, thus the author major interest is in the ulterior meaning.

Secondly, poets also use Irony in their works. Usually, its definition implies some sort of discrepancy or incongruity: between what is said and what is meant or between expectation and reality. This term has meanings that extend beyond its use merely as a figure of speech. It shouldn’t be confused with sarcasm and satire for these, two terms tell or imply ridicule, one on the colloquial level, the other on the literary level, especially on verbal Irony.

The third term is paradox. Paradox is a literary term in the sense that it’s in an apparent contradiction that is nevertheless true. It may either be a situation or statement. Poets often use this term to strengthen the meaning and shape of the entire poem, and to put the reader between lines.

The next term is understatement. This is the act of setting forth in restrained terms. It’s more less like irony, distortion, or oversimplification, that is to say term of expression.

Another term to think about is overstatement. In most cases poets use this term for exaggerations in their works. It has the same meaning with amplification, ornamentation, embellishment or imperbole.

Finally, metonymy is the other term to think about. This is a term of expression, more less like a metaphor which is an implied comparison.

Poetry is a different art from others, it stands independently when it comes to conveying its meaning. We poets think very hard by apply those terms above for us to achieve our emotional dreams. Thus philosophy in our inner world to readers. Therefore be a poet to dance on, think of poetry at higher levels, be hard to be Identified by returning ourselves to ancient times. Let us leave a perfect legacy, under our tree shades.


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