poetry terms #2

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poetry terms #2
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terminology for poetry
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  1. eight metrical feet
    octameter
  2. extended metaphor, i.e., the cat in "Elegy to a Favourite Cat"
    conceit
  3. figure of speech where a small piece of something stands i for something larger
    synecdoche
  4. five metrical feet; iambic most common
    pentameter
  5. four metrical feet; common
    tetrameter
  6. from the Greek for "poem in couplets" or "song"; earliest were for soldiers as they left for battle
    elegy
  7. historically consistent elements that a reader has come to expect from a particular kind of poetry
    conventions
  8. in metaphor, the subject being illustrated
    tenor
  9. line of six metrical feet; not common in English poetry
    hexameter
  10. line runs into next line; opposite of end-stopped; a continuation of the sense & grammatical construction beyond the end of a line of verse or the end of a couplet
    enjambment
  11. metaphor drawn from the context; i.e., "paleface" for a white man
    metonymy
  12. metaphor that uses like or as
    simile
  13. metrical foot composed of two equally accented syllables
    spondee
  14. unequal stanzas; opposite of homostrophic
    heterostropic
  15. opposite of literal; use of words, phrases, symbols, & ideas in such a way as to invoke mental images & sense impressions
    figurative
  16. regular rhyming stanza format w/ repetition & refrains; origins in oral poetry
    ballad
  17. poetic rhythm or cadence as determined by the syllables in a line of poetry with respect to quantity & accent; also meter & metrical foot
    measure
  18. poetry written without rhyme or specific meter; a fluid form which conforms to no set rules of traditional versification
    free verse
  19. recurring rhythmic pattern in a poem that establishes the internal structure of the lines & in some cases whole stanzas; aka measure
    meter
  20. refers to presence of a metrical norm or pattern within poems that are are loose enough to be considered free verse
    ghost of meter
  21. single metrical foot; rare to find an entire poem constructed with it
    monometer

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