Modern Literature Poetry and Communist Manifesto

Unilinear
Language that means only one thing; used in essays.

Multi-linear
Language that is meant to be ambiguous (means more than one thing); used in poetry.

Utilitarian
Something meant to serve a purpose (like an essay)

Paraphrasable content
Tells who, what, when, where, and why of a poem. Basic information with the core idea, but not the full meaning.

Rational structure
The logical organization of a poem

Image structure
The imagery and the organization of imagery used in a poem

Metrical structure
The syllabic rhythm of a poem

Syntactical structure
The manner in which sentences are constructed in a poem

Sound structure
The way sounds are used in a poem

Foot
A poetic metrical unit

Pyrrhic
Two unstressed syllables

Spondee
Two stressed syllables

Alliteration
Big bad boys from Bellville

Assonance
Here, there, everywhere

Cacophony
I hate war because cause of war is stupid.

Onomatopeia
Pow! Pow!

Oxymoron
Cold fire

Karl Marx
Author of Communist Manifesto

Friedrich Engels
Marx’s friend who helped to publish Communist Manifesto

Journalist
Occupation of Karl Marx, who never worked in a factory, on a farm, or in politics.

Replaced salvation through Christ with salvation through violent revolution
Karl Marx’s contribution to humanism

Replaced creation by God with evolution
Charles Darwin’s contribution to humanism

Replaced the fall as the source of man’s problems with the subconscious
Sigmund Freud’s contribution to humanism

Capitalism and Communism
Two economic schools of humanism

The history “of all hitherto existing society,” according to Marx
Class struggle

The two great hostile camps of society
Proletariat and bourgeoisie

The modern discovery that paved the way for the establishment of the world market
America

Marx’s view of law, religion, and morality
Bourgeouis prejudices

Marx’s summary of communism
Abolition of private property through violent revolution.

Perestroika
Restructuring – the opening of the Russian command economy implemented by Gorbachev

Economics
The most important thing according to communism and capitalism