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33 Cards in this Set

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the kind of writing that is intended primarily to present information.
language that is not intended to be interpreted in a literal sense.
figurative language.
a scene in a short story, a novel, a narrative poem, or a play that interrupts the action to show an event that happened earlier.
a unit used to measure the meter of a line of poetry.
the use of hints or clues in a narrativeto suggest what action is to come.
a narrative that contains another narrative.
frame story.
unrhymed verse that has either no metrical pattern or an irregular pattern.
free verse.
a term that describes the use in fiction of grotesque, gloomy setting and mysterious, violent, and supernatural occurrences to create suspense and awe.
a japanese verse form consisting of 3 lines and 17 syllables.
a flowering of black writing, art, and music in the 1920s.
Harlem Renaissance.
a figure of speech using exaggeration for special effect.
a poetic foot consisting of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable.
the most common verse line in english and american poetry; it consist of 5 feet, with each foot an iamb.
iambic pentameter.
words or phrases that create pictures, or images, in the reader's mind.
a movement in america and english poetry begun in 1912 by the american poet ezra pound; uses direct concentration on the precise image.
a contrast or an incongruity between what is stated and what is meant, or between what is expected to happen and what actually happens.
the writer or speaker says one things but means another.
verbal irony.
the reader or audience perceives something that a chatacter in the story or play doesn't know.
dramatic irony.
the writer shows discrepancy between the expected result of some action or situation and its actual result.
irony of situation.
the use of specific details describing dialect, dress, customs, and scenery associated with a particular region or section of the country.
local color.
a poem, usually a short one, that expresses a speaker's personal thoughts and feelings.
a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two things which are basically dissimilar.
a generally regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry.
a figure of speech in which something very closely associated with a thing is used to stand for or suggest the thing itself.
the prevailing feeling or emotion climate of a literary work, often developed, at least in part, through descriptions of setting.
a recurring feature (such as a name, an image, or a phrase) in a work of literature.
a poem that tells a story.
narrative poem.
an extreme form of realism in which the character is controlled by his heredity or enviornment.
an eight-line poem or stanza.
a complex and often lengthy lyric poem, written in a dignified formal style on some lofty or serious subject.
the use of a word whose sound in some degree imitates or suggests its meaning.
a figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory ideas or terms, as in "sweet sorrow," "wise fool," "living death," and "honest thieft."
a statement that reveals a kind of truth, although it seems at first to be self-contradictory and untrue.