Persona Literary Term


Persona Literary Term

Definition of Persona Literary Term
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The definition of Persona Literary Term is as follows:
 

Definition of Persona Literary Term

Persona Literary Term refers to the narrator or speaker of the poem, not to be confused with the author - a narrative voice other than the poet tells the entire poem. The expression derives from the Greek word "persona" meaning mask. When the poet creates a character to be the speaker, that character is called the persona and the poet imagines what it is like to enter someone else's personality. A good example of this is in Robert Browning's My Last Duchess, the persona is the Duke of Ferrara.
 

 

Example of Persona Literary Term
 

There are many examples of different types of poetry. An example of Persona Literary Term can be found in the poetic work of Robert Browning ( 1812 - 1889 ).
 

Example of Persona Literary Term

My Last Duchess
by
Robert Browning

Much the same smile? This grew; I gave commands;
Then all smiles stopped together. There she stands
As if alive. Will't please you rise? We'll meet
The company below, then. I repeat,
The Count your master's known munificence
Is ample warrant that no just pretense
Of mine for dowry will be disallowed;

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Forms of Poetry and Literary Terms
How do you define a couplet or a Falling Meter? And what exactly is an Iambic pentameter? We have provided a definition of poetry and literary terms together with the meaning and examples, such as the above definition of Persona Literary Term. A helpful educational resource for those taking an English test or a University student studying English and American Literature. Each definition, such as the above definition and example of Persona Literary Term will provide a glossary of literary terms or a dictionary with the meaning, samples, examples and the rules of specialising in each different type of poem and poetry.
 

Definition of Poetry
Poetry is piece of literature written by a poet in meter or verse expressing various emotions which are expressed by the use of variety of techniques including metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia. The emphasis on the aesthetics of language and the use of techniques such as repetition, meter and rhyme are what are commonly used to distinguish poetry from prose. Poems often make heavy use of imagery and word association to quickly convey emotions. An example of Persona Literary Term is detailed above.

Structure of Poetry
The structure used in poems varies with different types of poetry and can be seen in the above example of Persona Literary Term. The structural elements include the line, couplet, strophe and stanza. Poets combine the use of language and a specific structure to create imaginative and expressive work. The structure used in some Poetry types are also used when considering the visual effect of a finished poem. The structure of many types of poetry  result in groups of lines on the page which enhance the poem's composition.
 

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