ENGLISH FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE VOCAB Test 06.02.14

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ENGLISH FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE VOCAB Test 06.02.14
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  1. The repetition of similar sounds, usually consonants or consonant clusters, in a group of words. Example: safe and sound
    Alliteration
  2. A reference in one work of literature to a person, place, or event in another work of literature or in history, art, or music.
    Allusion
  3. The repetition of similar vowel sounds, usually close together in a group of words. Example: free and easy
    Assonance
  4. A story told in verse and usually meant to be sung.
    Ballad
  5. Verse written in unrhymed iambic pentameter, where each line usually contains ten syllables and every other syllable is stressed.
    Black verse
  6. The emotion or association that a word or phrase may arouse.
    Connotation
  7. The literal dictionary meaning of a word.
    Denotation
  8. A long narrative poem that relates the deeds of a hero.
    Epic
  9. Language that is not intended to be interpreted in a literal sense.
    Figurative language
  10. Poetry that has no fixed meter or pattern and that depends on natural speech rhythms.
    Free verse
  11. Two consecutive lines of rhyming poetry that are written in iambic pentameter and that contain a complete thought.
    Heroic couplet
  12. An extended comparison that mounts in excitement and usually ends in a climax.
    Homeric simile
  13. The most common verse line in English poetry.
    Iambic pentameter
  14. Language that appeals to any sense and/or combination of senses.
    Imagery
  15. A reversal of the usual order of words to achieve some kind of emphasis.  Example: A narrow fellow in the grass.
    Inversion
  16. A story told in verse in which a known writer imitates a folk ballad.
    Literary ballad
  17. Poetry that expresses a speaker's personal thoughts or feelings.
    Lyric poetry
  18. A comparison between two unlike things with the intent of giving added meaning to one of them.
    Metaphor
  19. A generally regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry.
    Meter
  20. Poetry that tells a story.
    Narrative poetry
  21. The first eight lines of a Petrarchan (or Italian) sonnet.
    Octave
  22. The use of a word whose sound in some degree imitates or suggests its meaning.
    Onomatopeoia
  23. A fourteen line lyric poem consisting of two parts: the octave (or first eight lines) and the sestet (the last six lines).
    Petrarchan Sonnet
  24. Traditional poetry is language arranged in lines with a regular rhythm and often a definite rhyme scheme.
    Poetry
  25. Usually a stanza or poem with four lines.
    Quatrain
  26. A word or phrase, line, or group of lines repeated regularly in a poem usually at the end of each stanza.
    Refrain
  27. The return of a word, phrase, or stanza form, or effect in any form of literature.
    Repetition
  28. The repetition of sounds in two or more words or phrases that usually appear close to each other in a poem.
    Rhyme
  29. The pattern of rhymes in a poem.
    Rhyme scheme
  30. The arrangement of stresses and unstressed syllables into a pattern.
    Rhythm
  31. The last six lines of a Petrarchan (or Italian) sonnet.
    Sestet
  32. A fourteen line lyric poem consisting of three quatrains (four line stanzas) and a concluding couplet (two rhyming lines).
    Shakespearean Sonnet
  33. A comparison made between two dissimilar things through the use of a specific word of comparison such as like, as, than, or resembles.
    Simile
  34. A fourteen line lyric poem usually written n rhymed iambic pentameter (in lines of ten syllables with a stress on every other syllable).
    Sonnet
  35. A group of lines forming a unit in a poem.
    Stanza
  36. Any object, person, place, or action that has meaning in itself and that also stands for something larger than itself, such as a quality, an attitude, a belief, or a value.
    Symbol
  37. A usually rhetorical break in the flow of sound in the middle of a line or verse.
    Caesura

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