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Ordinary language organized into sentences and paragraphs.
Prose
Language organized into lines, usually based on a pattern (most often, meter)
Verse
Compound meter, typical of Old English poetry
Ex. Whale-road
Kenning
Metaphorical substitution of a part for the whole
Ex. Wheels, hand, suits
Synechdoche
The regular rhythm of a verse
Meter
Meter with four stresses per line
Tetrameter
Pause within a line of verse
Caesura
Repitition of an (initial) consonant sound
Ex. "the horror and havoc in Heorot"
Alliteration
Time and place in which a narrative is set
Setting
Events, in chronological order, in a narrative
Story
The arrangement or sequence of presentation of events in a narrative
Plot
A conventional plot in which a. society is under stress
b. a hero emerges
c. the hero relieves the stress
d. hero is recognized
Heroic Romance
A low, coarse tale, often telling of a husband's unwitting cooperation in his cuckolding
Fabliau
A unit of meter with one stress
Foot
A two syllable foot with the stress on the second syllable
Ex. begin
Iamb
Meter with five feet/stresses per line
Pentameter
Pentameter in which the predominant foot is an iamb
Iambic pentameter
Rhymed pairs of lines in iambic pentameter
Ex. Everything in Canterbury Tales
Heroic Couplet