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certain letter, usually the 1st letters, form a word or message relating to the subject
Acrostic
repition of sounds, usually consonants, of stressed syllables;slimy snake
Alliteration
implied or indirect reference to something assumed to be known, such as a historical event
Allusion
relatively close juxtaposition or similar vowell sound but with different consonance; date and fade
Assonance
short narrative poem with stanzas of two or four that tell a story, usually a song; last words of 2nd and 4th lines rhyming
Ballad
written without rhymes, with a set metrical pattern; english verse
Blank Verse
meaning of a word beyond what it explicitly describes; home=security, family, love
Connotation
2 lines of poetry with end words that rhyme; shortest stanze form
Couplet
literal dictionary meaning of a word
Denotation
english form of heroic quatrain; elgiac meter abab
Elgiac stanza
rhyme occuring in terminating word or symbol of one line of poetry with that of another line
End rhyme
unit of rhyme or meter
Foot
a fluid form which conforms to no set rules of traditional versification
Free verse
a bold overstatement not intended to be taken literally; "I'd give my right arm for that pizza"
Hyperbole
to create a image; not only mental but sensation and emotion as well
Image
(middle rhyme) a rhyme occuring within a line
Internal rhyme
inverson of a normal grammatical word order; single to pair of words moved
Inversion
figure of speech in form of an expression
Irony
characterized by octave with a rhyme scheme of abbaabba and a sestet rhyming variously bu usually cdecde or cdccd
Italian sonnet
figure of speech suggesting a correspondance between the two
Metaphor
elaborate metaphor
Metaphysical conceit
measure of rythmic quatity
Meter
formation/use of words which imitate sounds; whispering, clang
Onomatopoeia
speaker or voice of a literary work who is doing the talking
Persona
metaphor where human characteristics are used for animals, things; car was "happy" to be washed
Personafication
most common stanzaic form; peom/unit/stanza of 4 lines with rhyme scheme of abab
Quatrain
a stanza, line, part of a line that is repeated throughout poem
Refrain
pattern established by the arrangement of rhymes
Rhyme scheme
lines grouped in 3 quatrains with 6 alternating rhymes
Shakespearean sonnet
comparing using like or as
Simile
14 lines of 5 foot iambic verse
sonnet
an image that represents something else; flag=country
Symbol
word is contracted by removing one or more letters or syllables; ne'er - never
syncope
the way in which words and phrases are arranged to form grammatical structure
Syntax
unit/group or 3 lines of verse which are rhymed together or has a rhyme scheme with adjoining tercet
tercet
the attitude of the subject
Tone
underemphasis in order to acheive greater effect
Understatement
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