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Hi, what is the difference between form and structure?
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Structure is essentially the order it was written in, chronological and in order of series of events etc.

Form is language techniques such as metaphors, dactylic dimeter,enjmabment
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Form is the way that a poem or play may be spoken - for example, much of Macbeth is in Iambic Pentameter (the witches being an exception, speaking in the Trochaic Tetrameter). Blank verse would also be an example of form - being just normal speech.

Structure is pretry much exactly what it says on the tin - it’s the way a poem or piece of literature is arranged. For example, the poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” (Rt. Hon Lord Alfred Tennyson, c.1854) focuses on the charge towards the “Valley of Death” in the first 2 or 3 stanzas, focuses on the battle in the 4th, focuses on the return in the 5th, then focuses on the impact of the “wild charge they made” in the 6th and final stanza.

I hope this helps :^)
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Form is the way that a poem or play may be spoken - for example, much of Macbeth is in Iambic Pentameter (the witches being an exception, speaking in the Trochaic Tetrameter). Blank verse would also be an example of form - being just normal speech.

Structure is pretry much exactly what it says on the tin - it’s the way a poem or piece of literature is arranged. For example, the poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” (Rt. Hon Lord Alfred Tennyson, c.1854) focuses on the charge towards the “Valley of Death” in the first 2 or 3 stanzas, focuses on the battle in the 4th, focuses on the return in the 5th, then focuses on the impact of the “wild charge they made” in the 6th and final stanza.

I hope this helps :^)
Hi, thanks for the reply. This helped a lot, which one would things like enjament and caesura go under? Thank you
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I’d personally say that those would go under structure, due to the fact that they help to form the way the text is read, but they’re very useful to link into form due to the fact that they affect the way that the text is read - which also allows for a great link into the writer’s intentions or the effect on the reader.
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Hi, thanks for the reply. This helped a lot, which one would things like enjament and caesura go under? Thank you
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