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hendeca
eleven

hendecasyllabic--a line of eleven syllables
hepta
seven

heptameter--a line of seven poetic feet
stich
a line of poetry

heptastich--a seven-line stanza
meter
an arranged pattern of rhythm

pentameter--a five-beat line
hemi
half

hemistich--a half line
hetero
different

heteronym--a word spelled the same as another but pronounced and defined differently (invalid/invalid)
nym
word; name

pseudonym--pen name; false name
acronym--word formed by using the initials of a series of words (NASA)
glossia
tongue; language

heteroglossia--presence of more than one voice in a narrative
hexa
six

hexastich--a stanza of six lines
hiero
holy; sacred

hieronymy--sacred names and naming
holo
whole; complete

holograph--something completely handwritten by the author
graph
writing

biography--a writing about a person's life
strophe
stanza

homostrophic--made up of stanzas of the same pattern
hyper
over; above; beyond

hyperbole--overstatement or exaggeration
hypo
under; below

hypotaxis--arrangement of words in subordinate relationships
tax or taxis
arrangement

syntax--arrangement of words into sentences
locution
style of speech

locutionary act--the usual act of saying something
inter
between; among

interlude--a brief play performed between the acts of another drama
genre
type or kind

intergeneric--a work that combines two genres, such as prose and poetry
iso
equal

isobaric--pertaining to syllables that have the same level of stress
roman (German and French)
novel

roman a clef--a novel in which actual persons are presented under the guise of fiction
laureate
one honored by a crown of laurel, symbolizing distinctive achievement

poet laureate--official poet of a country
lexicon
a dictionary or word book

lexicography--the writing of dictionaries
limen
threshold

liminality--state of being on a threshold in space or time
gram
something written

lipogram--a kind of writing in which certain letters are not used
logo
word

logogriph--a kind of word puzzle
lumin
light

luminism--a movement in painting concentrating on the effect of light
mal
bad

malediction--a curse
dict
say

dictamen--a formal pronouncement
meso
middle

mesostich or mesostic--an acrostic in which the middle letters form a word
meta
beyond, above, of a higher type

metafiction--a work of fiction concerned with the nature of fiction itself
mono
one

monosemy--having only one meaning
ody
song

monody--song or poem in which a single mourner expresses grief
logue
speech

monologue--speech by one speaker
neo
new

neologism--a coined word or new word introduced into a language
ette
small

novelette--a short novel
omni
all

omnibus--a book containing a number of works, usually by the same author (although not necessarily all the works of the author)
paleo
ancient

paleography--the study of old forms of handwriting
pali
again; back

palinode--a piece of writing recanting or taking back an earlier writing
para
beside; next to, in sense of parallel to

parable--an illustrative story teaching a lesson
penta
five

pentameter--a poetic line with five feet
morph
form

poikilomorphism--variable form; a poem of similar stanzas but all having different rhyme schemes
poly
many

polyptoton--repetition in close proximity of words with the same root
pro
before

prologue--an introduction
pseudo
false

pseudomorph--a work of one type with a title that suggests another type, such as A Christmas Carol