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Occassional Verse
Poem that is written about or for an important event
Persona
The speaker of a poem
Epigraph
A brief explanatory statement or quotation
Dramatic Monologue
Implies a connection between the persona and the auditor. (Telling on yourself).
Connotation
Implied meaning or feel that some words have acquired through time.
Simile
Comparison using liks, as, or than
Metaphor
Direct comparison of two unlike things
Hyperbole
Overstatement
Allusion
Makes a direct comparison to a historical or literary event/character/etc
Metonymy
Use of a related object to stand for the thing beind talked about (The white house announced today...)
Synecdoche
Use of a part for the whole (Hire some hands to help...)
Personification
Giving human characteristics to nonhuman things
Apostrophe
Variety in which a nonhuman thing is directly addresed "Oh Moon...."
Oxymoron
A short paradox usually consisting of an adjective and a noun.
Synesthesia
A conscious mixing of two different types of sensory experience.
Irony
A tone that's contrary to the message that the speaker is portraying.
Anaphora
Beginning the same lines with a repeated words or phrase.
Iambic
Unstressed, Stressed pattern
Trochaic
Stressed, Unstressed pattern
Anapestic
Unstressed, Unstressed Stressed pattern
Dactylic
Stressed, Unstressed, Unstressed pattern
Monometer
Dimeter
Trimeter
Tetrameter
Pentameter
One, two, three, four, and five feet of poetry respectively.
Enjambed lines
Lines that run in to the next line - they have no period or end stop.
Pyrrhic
Two Unstressed
Spondee
Two Stressed
Trope
A figure of speech
Assonance
Repetitive use of vowel sounds
Consonnance
Repetitive use of consonant sounds
Caesura
Break in a line, often denoted with commas
Synesthesia
Combining multiple sensory experiences
Alliteration
Repetition of same-sounding consonants or vowels
Internal rhyme
Rhyme that occurs within a single line of poetry
Accentual verse
Every line has same number of pattern of accents
Vehicle
Part of the simile that the vehicle is being compared to - second part of a simile.
Tenor
First word of a simile - the things that are being compared.