← Poetry Terms, List 1 Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All alliteration The repetition of one oe more initial consonants in a group of words or lines in a poem. assonance The repetition of two or more vowel sounds ina group of words in prose or poetry. blank verse unrhymed verse, especially the unrhymed iambic pentameter most frequently used in English dramatic, epic, and reflective verse. cacophony Grating, inharmonious sounds. cadence Rythmic flow of a sequenc of sounds or words (particularly in regards to prosody) caesura A break, especially a sense pause, usually near the middle of a verse, and marked in scansion by a double vertical line, as in the following: know then thyself/ presume not God to scan. conceit the use of such metaphors as a literary characteristic prosody the patterns of rhythmic and sound used in poetry connotation Essentially: the feeling or meaning you reveive from a word; also defined as each of the following: 1. Something, such as a feeling, thought, or idea, associated in one's mind or imagination with a specific person or thing: association, connection, suggestion. 2. That which is signified by a word or expression: acceptation, denotation, import, intent, meaning, message, purport, sense, significance, significancy, value. controlling image an image used by a poet to carry forward the sense of the poem; it shapes the nature and form of the work as well. couplet A unit of verse consisting of two successive lines, usually rhyming and having the same meter and often forming a complete thought or syntactic unit. dirge A mournful or elegiac poem (refers to poem of serious relfection, typically a lament for the dead) or other literary work. dissonance A stae of disagreement and disharmony dramatic monologue A literary, usually verse composition in which a speaker reveals his or her character often in relation to a critical situation or event, in a monologue addressed to the reader or to a presumed listner. elegy Essentially: Mediative lyric poem; also characterized via the following two definitions: 1. A poem of serious reflection, typically lament (a passionate expression of grief or sorrow) for the dead. 2. (in Greek and Roman poetry) a peom written in elgaic couplets, as noptably by Catullus and Prpertius. End-stopped rhyme A line ending in a full pause, usually indicated with a period or semicolon. Enjambment (or enjambement) The breaking of a syntactic unit (a phrase, cluase, or sentence) by the end of a line or between two verses. It's opposite is end-stopping, where each linguistic unit corresponds with a single line. The term is borrowed from the French "enjambement", meaning "straddling" or "bestriding".