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poetry english literature
20 poetry terms
A symbolic narrative in which the surface details imply a secondary meaning.
The repetition of consonant sounds, especially at the beginning of words.
A narrative poem written in four-line stanzas, characterized by swift action and narrated in a direct style.
A line of poetry or prose in unrhymed iambic pentameter.
A strong pause within a line of verse.
A type of poem in which a speaker addresses a silent listener.
A lyric poem that laments the dead.
A run-on line of poetry in which logical and grammatical sense carries over from one line into the next.
A long narrative poem that records the adventures of a hero.
A brief witty poem, often satirical.
Poetry without a regular pattern of meter or thyme.
A figure of speech involving exaggeration.
A type of poem characterized by brevity, compression, and the expression of feeling.
The measured pattern of rhythmic accents in poems.
A poem that tells a story.
An eight-line limit, which may constitute a stanza or a section of a poem, as in the octave of a sonnet.
The use of words to imitate the sounds they describe.
A type of structure or form in poetry characterized by freedom from regularity andconsistency in such elements as rhyme, line length, metrical pattern, and overall poetic structure.
A humorous, mocking imitation of a literary work, sometimes sarcastic, but often playful and even respectful in its playful imitation.
The matching of final vowel or consonant sounds in two or more words.
A figure of speech involving a comparison between unlike things using like, as, or as though.
A fourteen-line poem in iambic pentameter.
A nineteen-line lyric poem that relies heavily on repetition.