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Example of Tone in Poetry

Tone in poetry is somewhat different from tone in other forms of literature. It includes style, and may include use of meter, phraseology or references as part of its character. The 'tone' in poetry is best viewed in the same sense as character in song lyrics. There are often very strong cultural tones in poetry, adding further dimensions to the themes and contexts of the works.

Examples of Tone in Poetry:

Lewis Carroll: You are old, Father William
Samuel Taylor Coleridge: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Li Po: To Tu Fu From Shantang
Edward Lear: The Owl and the Pussycat
Traditional: Old Mother Hubbard

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Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 - October 7, 1849) was an american writer, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the american romantic movement.