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denotation
literal definition of a word
didactic
teaching or instrucing
digession
passage hat deviates fromhe central theme
dramatic irony
the audience knows something the character dosen't
elegy
a forman poem meditating on death or another solemn theme
end stopped
a line of poetrytha stops when the grammatical unt ends
enjambment
poetr in which the sense and grammatical construction continue
epigram
a pithy saying
epithet
a phrase or word used to point out a characteristic
euphemism
a term used to replace directness of a statement to avoid offense
euphony
pleasant sounding voiced consonants
heroic couplet
iambic pentameter lines in rhymed pairs
hexameter
6 lines of verse
hyperbole
a figure of speech in which one says more than he means
iamb
foot of 2 syllables
inconguity
linking of 2 incompatible things
literary present tense
used when writing about imaginative lit
epiphany
realization
jargon
gibberish
line length
terms for different line lengths, with a numerical prefix