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Stock Epithets
cliches of old, well known sayings as "lady fair" or "true love."
Lyric
originally a song composed by a lyre; later, a poem that is an emotional soliloquy.
Quatrain
grouping of four lines in a poem.
Connotation
suggested meaning of a word.
Dramatic monologue
a poem in which one character speaks to a character whose presence we feel.
Tone
speakers attitude toward himself, his subject, and his audience.
Narrator
speaker.
Denotation
dictionary meaning of a word.
Figures of speech
departures from logical usage for a special effect.
Simile
a comparison using "like" or "as"
Metaphor
a comparison not using "like" or "as"
Personification
giving human qualities to inanimate objects
Apostrophe
an address to a person or thing not listening
Imagery
something in a poem that appeals to our remembered senses.
Irony
saying something and meaning another.
Paradox
a contadiction
Rhythm
stress at regular intervals
Alliteration
repetition of initial sounds
Onomatopoeia
sound suggests the meaning of a word.
Stanza
a division of a poem, usually having a rhyme pattern.
Couplet
stanza of two lines.
Sonnet
14 line poem.
Blank Verse
unrhymed iambic pentameter.
Theme
central idea