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This page contains snippets of poetry for discussion in Doctor Wheeler's literature courses, exercises involving poetry, and literary terms and definitions. Stay tuned for new additions!

  • Rhetoric of Pathos in Sylvia Plath's "Daddy" (an analysis of how emotion works in poetry)
  • Schemes and Tropes (the poetic and rhetorical devices that create eloquence)
  • Shakespearean Sonnet Assignment (a downloadable pdf handout)


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