AP Vocab 4

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  1. Quatrain
    A four line stanza with any combination of rhymes
  2. Refrain
    A group of words forming a phrase or sentence and consisting of one or more lines repeated at intervals in a poem, usually at the end of a stanza
  3. Rhyme
    Close similarity or identity of sound between accented syllables occupying corresponding positions in two or more lines of verse.
  4. Sarcasm
    A type of irony (verbal irony) in which a person appears to be praising something but is actually insulting it. Its purpose is to injure or to hurt
  5. Satire
    • Writing that seeks to arouse a reader's disapproval of an object by ridicule.
    • Usually comedy that exposes errors with an eye to correct vice and folly.
  6. Sestet
    A six line stanza.
  7. Simile
    A directly expressed comparison; A figure of speech comparing two objects, usually with "like", "as", or "than".
  8. Sonnet
    Normally a fourteen line iambic pentameter poem.
  9. Strategy (or Rhetorical Strategy)
    The management of language for a specific effect.
  10. Structure
    The arrangement of materials within a work; The relationship of the parts of a work to the whole; the logical divisions of a work.
  11. Style
    The mode of expression in language; the characteristic manner of expression of an author.
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AP Vocab 4
2013-09-15 01:49:23

Poetry/Literary Terms
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