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What is it? The voice telling the poem; a poem may have more than one speaker; the speaker and the poet are not necessarily the same.



A. Character
B. Editor
C. Speaker
D. Author
E. Subject

This question is part of Basic Elements of Poetry
Asked by Nolens, Last updated: Aug 05, 2020

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L. Laurel

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L. Laurel, Assistant Manager, MBA (Marketing), California

Answered Oct 16, 2019

The correct answer to this question is C, Speaker. It is easy to assume that the writer of the poem is automatically the speaker due to the shortened nature of the literary work. However, that is not always the case. Sometimes, a poem can have a speaker that is separate from the author.

To determine this, the reader must carefully read the poem and analyze all elements of the poem. Those elements could be symbolism and figurative language used, gender, race, and the rhyme scheme. After reading the poem, the reader should ask themselves if they have a speaker in mind or if the writer is the sole voice.

 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Feb 27, 2017

Speaker
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Feb 08, 2017

Speaker
 

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