English Vocab (poetry)

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  1. the repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close to one another
    alliteration
  2. a figure of speech in which a speaker directly addresses an absent or dead person, an abstract quality, or something nonhuman as if it were present adn capable of responding
    apostrophe
  3. the repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different consonant sounds in words that are close together
    assonance
  4. a song or songlike poem that tells a story
    ballad
  5. poetry writen in unrhymed iambic pentameter
    blank verse
  6. a subdivision in a long poem, corresponding to a chapter in a book
    canto
  7. a fanciful and elaborate figure of sppech that makes a surprising connection between two seemingly dissimilar things
    conceit
  8. all the meanings, associations, or emotions a word suggests
    connotations
  9. the repetition of final consonant sounds after different vowel sounds
    consonance
  10. two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
    couplet
  11. the literal, dictionary definition of a word
    denotation
  12. a writer's or speaker's choice of words
    diction
  13. a harsh, discordant combination of sounds
    dissonance
  14. the opposite of euphony, a pleasant, harmonious combination fo sounds
    dissonance
  15. a poem in which a character addresses one or more listeners who remain silent or whose replies are not revealed
    dramatic monologue`
  16. a poem that mourns t he death of a person or laments something lost
    elegy
  17. a line of poetry in which the meter and the meaning conclude with the end of the line
    end-stopped line
  18. a long narrative poem tha trelates the great deeds of a larger-than-life hero who embodies the values of a particular society
    epic
  19. a brief, clever and usually memorable statement
    epigram
  20. an inscription on a tombstone or a commemorative poem written about a person who has died
    epitaph
  21. an adjective or other descriptive phrase tha tis regularly used to characterize a person, place or thingq
    epithet
  22. poetry that has no regular meter or rhyme scheme
    free verse
  23. language that intentionally departs from the normal construction or meaning of words in order to create a certain effect or to make an analogy between two seemingly dissimilar things
    figurative language (involves all figures of speech)
  24. a word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of another and is not meant to be understood on a literal level
    figure of speech
  25. a figure of speech that uses exaggeratoin to express strong emotion or create a comic effect
    hyperbole (also known as an overstatement)
  26. a line of poetry made up of five iambs
    iambic pentameter
  27. language tha tpapeals to the senses
    imagery
  28. a device widely used in ballads whereby a line or liens are repeated with slight variations from stanza to stanza
    incremental repetition
  29. poetry that focuses on expressing emotions or thoughts, rather than on telling a story
    lyric poetry
  30. poetry that focuses on expressing emotions or thoughts, rather than on telling a story
    lyric poetry
  31. a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two seemingly unlike things without using a connective word, like, as, than, or resembles
    metaphore
  32. a generally regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poery
    meter (scansion)
  33. a term applied to the poetry of John Donne, Andrew Marvell, and other seventeenth century poets who wrote in a similarly difficult and abstract style
    metaphysical poetry
  34. a figure of speech in which something closely related to a thing or suggested by it is substituted for the thing itself
    metonymy
  35. a comic narrative poem that parodies the epic by treating a trivial subject in a lofty, grand manner
    mock epic
  36. an eight-line stanza or poem or the first eight lines of an Italian, or Petrarchan, sonnet
    octave
  37. a complex, generally long lyric poem on a serious subject
    ode
  38. the use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning
    onomatopoeia
  39. a figure of speech that combines apparently contradictory or incongruous ideas
    oxymoron
  40. the repetition of words, phrases, or sentences that have the same grammatical sturcutre or that restate a similar idea
    parallelism
  41. a type of poem tha tdepicts rustic life in idyllic, idealized terms
    pastoral
  42. a kind of metaphor in which a nonhuman thing or quality is talked about as if it were human
    personification
  43. a four-line stanza or poem or a group of lfour liens unified by a rhyme scheme
    quatrain
  44. a repeated word, phrase, line or group of linesq
    refrain
  45. the repetition of accented vowel sounds and all sounds folling them in words that are close togeth in a poem; most common is end; internal occurs within lines
    rhyme
  46. the alternation of stressed and unstressed syllables in language; the most obvious is produced by meter
    rhythm
  47. a six-line stanza or poem or the last six lines of an Italian, or Petrachan, sonnet
    sestet
  48. a figure of speech that makes a comparison between tow seemingly unlike things by using a connective word such as line, as, than, or resembles
    simile
  49. a fourteen-line lyric poem, usually written in iambic pentameter, tha thas one of several rhyme schemes; oldest form is Italian or Petrarchan
    sonnet
  50. the imaginary voice, or persona, assumed by the author of a poem
  51. speaker
  52. a term coined by Gerard Manley Hopkins to designate his unconventional use of poetic meter
    sprung rhythm
  53. In literature, a term used for descriptions of one kind of sensation in terms of another
    synaesthesia
  54. a person, place, thing, or event that stands both for itself and for something beyond itself
    symbol
  55. exaggerating some trait that the character has
    caricature
  56. character that barely changes
    flat character
  57. a sort of glass wherein beholders do generally disover everybody' face but their own
    satire - jonathan swift
  58. not getting the satire
    misenthrope
  59. an apparent contradicton that is somehow true
    paradox
  60. Each leading character in the twelve projected books was to embody one virtue or quality; taken together, they would characterize a truly noble person; a story in which the charactes, settings and events stand for abstract or moral concepts
    allegory
  61. a shift in focus or thought
    turn
  62. wildly extravagant exaggeration
    hyperbole
  63. the opposite of an exaggeratoin
    understatement
  64. recurring structures, contrasts, and literary devices that can help to develop and inform the test's major themes
    motifs

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