Terms of criticism Part one
Terms of criticism
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bernardtwindwil Granddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
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Terms of criticism Part one

by bernardtwindwil

Literary criticism

Literary criticism is the evaluation, analysis, description, or interpretation of literary works.


banal, hackneyed, clichéd, platitudinous, vapid, commonplace, stock, conventional, stereotyped, overused, overdone, overworked, stale, worn out, timeworn, tired, hoary, hack, unimaginative,


are words and phrases that have been used so often that they're no longer very interesting or effective.


The use of insincere or overdone sentimentality usually dripping with self-pity.


A remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful.

Literary effects of graphics

The commaful is a graphic based format. Your choices of pictures impact your words. Homer Simpson is not a good match for a lament without some creative explanatonatory verses.


Melancholic is deeply depressed writing. Melodramatic overly dramatic without literary merit. Morose a dark mood established through word choice. Morbid stressing death and bodily harm.


Of a jovial nature. Of insufficient gravity to be taken seriously. A topic which is characterized by casual or more compassionate emotions.

Meter or rhythm

The hard and soft syllable count of a poetic line. They can be iambs where every second syllable is accented. Troche where the first syllable is accented. Dactyl and anapest are also used.

Rhyme scheme

Is the ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or verse.

Free verse

Free verse is poetry writing that is not constrained by rhyme schemes nor any particular meter. It does, however, remain cohesive in the theme and message.

Theme or message

Themes related to love, death, war, peace, humor, and historical events.


According to Ezra Pound imagery is best defined as the total sensory suggestion of poetry. It is believed the image originated straight out of human consciousness, from the very heart of being

Descriptive wording

Using highly descriptive words that evoke the poet's desired image within the reader's mind.


The arrangement of words into verses and stanzas that enhance the impact of the words.

Concrete detail

A detail in a poem that has a basis in something "real" or tangible, not abstract or intellectual, based more on things than in thought.

Sensory detail

A detail that draws on any of the five senses. This is very often also a concrete detail.

Stay tuned for part 2 I hope this will be useful.

I finished college about 50 years ago. That had me dredging up some details and making sure they were relevant. I never stop studying and learning.

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