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abstract
qualities & characteristics isolated as pure ideas.
allegory
extended metaphor-narrative in which the objects & persons are equated with meanings lying outside the personifications
alliteration
the repetition of consonants, particularly initial consonants
allusion
a reference to some event, person, or place or literary or historical significance
ambiguity
multiplicity of meaning
assonance
identity of vowel sounds, as in the words "scream" and "Beach".
blank verse
unrhymed iambic pentameter
cacophony
harshness or dissonance. a succesion of harsh, slow moving syllables.
closed couplet
two lines of rhymed iambic pentameter
connotation
implied meaning & associations
denotation
a word's specific signification
diction
the choice of words in poetry or in any other form.
euphony
agreeableness of sound. a succession of light, harmonious syllables
free verse
does not conform to any fixed pattern
image, imagery
representation in poetry of any sense experience.
irony
discrepancy between what is said & what is mean
understatement
discrepancy, great or small, between what is actually said & what might be said
onomatopoeia
words which have been developed, as a matter of fact, in imitation of the sounds they designate. ex. "hiss" & "bang"
quatrain
a stanza consisting of four lines
sextet
the last six lines of a sonnet, in which the poet presents the conclusion she/he has drawn from the theme
stock response
the general uncritical response made on conventional or habitual grounds to a situation, subject, phrase or word.
symbol
a "sign" pointing to meanings
metonomy
the use of an attribute of an object to represent the object
synecdoche
substitutes a significant part of something for the thing itself
iambic
an unaccented followed by an accented syllable (avoid)
anapest
two unaccented syllables followed by an accented syllable (intervene)
trochee
one accented followed by one unaccented syllable (only)
dactyl
one accented syllable followed by two unaccented syllables (happily)