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IAMBUS
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TROCHEE
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SPONDEE
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PHYRRHIC FOOT
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ANAPEST
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AMPHIBRACH
the accent pattern set in the first line of a poem and expected in succeeding lines
METRICAL PATTERN
a "sense" pause in the middle of a line (marked with parallel vertical lines)
CAESURA
a line that does not end with a pause or with a complete thought
RUN-ON LINE
a line that ends with a pause or with a complete thought
END-STOPPED LINE
the similiarity between the sounds of words or syllables
RHYME
the correspondence between the sounds of words at the end of lines
END RHYME
one that is single; run-fun-sun-one-done
MASCULINE RHYME
one that is multiple with the rhyming syllable accented and the following ones not accented: showers-flowers-bowers
FEMININE RHYME
rhyme of words in the same line or between a word in one line and one with the next
INTERNAL RHYME
the rhyme of initial consonant sounds in words
ALLITERATION
the agreement of vowel sounds when the endings differ
ASSONANCE
the agreement of ending consonant sounds when the endings differ
CONSONANCE
the use, when rhyme is expected, of words that do not strictly rhyme
IMPERFECT RHYME
the underlying idea of a piece of writing
THEME
the term used for the manner of "speaking", the "tone of voice" used by an author to help reveal his attitude towards his subject
TONE
characteristic of the protagonist of a tragedy which ultimately leads to his destruction
TRAGIC FLAW
element in a tragedy which provides the stimulus for the downfall of the protagonist
TRAGIC FORCE
a single line of poetry
VERSE
a unit of poetry consisting of a group of related verses, generally with a definite metrical pattern and rhyme
STANZA
a division of a long poem, comparable to a chapter in a book
CANTO
a major division of a long poem, usually an epic
BOOK
unrhymed iambic pentameter
BLANK RHYME
a line of iambic hexameter
ALEXANDRINE
poetry with irregular meter and usually without rhyme
FREE VERSE
a pair of successive verses which rhyme
COUPLET
a couplet which expresses a complete thought
CLOSED COUPLET
a couplet (usually closed) of iambic pentameter lines
HEROIC COUPLET
a stanza of three lines, usually all rhyming
TERCET
a stanza consisting of four lines, most common
QUATRAIN
quatrain where 1st and 3rd lines are iambic tetrameter and 2nd and 4th are rhyming iambic trimeter.
BALLAD STANZA
a five line stanza
QUINTAIN
a six line stanza
SESTET
a stanza of eight lines, 2nd most common
OCTAVE
a generally harsh, unpleasant clashing combination of sounds
CACOPHONY
reduction to greater compactness
CONDENSATION
used to be, any simile or metaphor. Now, a witty turn of expression, or a farfetched figure of speech
CONCEIT
verse that is irregular in meter, undignifed in style, trivial in content, and often humorous
DOGGEREL
a short, pointed poem, often satrical or humorous
EPIGRAM
inscription on a tomb
EPITAPH
a form of prose composition where the author expresses a personal opinion
ESSAY
any ornate, artifical, elegant style of writing
EUPHEMISM
a pastoral poem which presents a natural simplicity in a rustic setting
IDYL(L)
a word, expression, or idea that appeals to the senses and clarifies by creating a mental picture
IMAGE
the use of words to appeal to the senses- sight, smell, taste, hearing, touch
IMAGERY
group of 20th century poets (Amy Lowell and Erza Found) who used free verse and wrote on anything
IMAGISTS
change in the normal order of words in a sentence
INVERSION
five line nonsense stanza
LIMERICK
conveying the primary meaning
LITERAL
emotional state, expressed by author; his attitude towards a subject
MOOD
practical lesson taught by a work
MORAL
reason a character acts how he/she does
MOTIVE
words which create a sound that is pleasing to the ear
EUPHONY
style of 16th and 17th centuries, characterized by its elaborate language
EUPHUISM