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Alliterative Verse
repetition on consonant sounds, unifies lines of poetry
Couplet
pair of rhymed lines in poetry
Elegy
poem of mourning
Carpe diem
"seize the day"
Allusion
reference to a person or event outside of the text, already known to the reader
Town Eclogue
poem about fashionable society instead of pastoral subject
Geats
Beowulf's tribe
Kenning
a compound word that employs figurative language in place of a word
Pastoral
shepherd poetry
Petrarchanism
theme of wanting what you cant have, only describing beauty
Volta
the turn in a sonnet, point of dramatic change
Folio
large size book, printing term
Neoclassicism
new classics, movement in the 18th century
Metaphysical Poet
relates the transcendent or to a reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses
Arthurian Romance
mixture of myth, adventure, and love
Sylph
creatures of the air, souls of dead women who protect Belinda
Quarto
small size book, printing term
Canon
group of texts regarded as having been written by a certain author