poetry terms

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enjambment

a run-on line of poetry in whihc logical and gramatical sense carries over to the next

caesura

a strong pause within a line or a verse

apostrophe

a figure of speech in which a person, abstraction, or entity is addressed as if it were present

verisimiltude

the appearence of the truth, actuality, or reality; what seems to be true in fiction

volta

the place at which adistinct turn of thought occurs

elision

the omission of an unstressed vowel or syllable to preserve the meter of a line of poetry

sycnecdoche

a figure os speech in which a part is substitutd for the whole

scansion

tha analysis of a metrical foot, the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables

explication

the act of interpretuting or discovering the meaning of a text through close reading

conceit

an elabprate or far -fetched comparssion between two vastly insimilar objects

metonymy

a figure of speech which a closely related term is substituted for an object or idea

closed form

a type of structe in poetry characterized by reularity and consistency in such elements as rhyme, line, lenght and metrical pattern

meter

the measured pattern of rythmic accents in poems

anapest

to unaccented syllables followed by and accented one

dactyk

a stressed syllable followed by teo unstresseed ones

spondee

a metrical foot represented bu two stressed syllables

trochee

an accented syllable followed by an unaccented one

iamb

an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one

foot

a metrical unit composed of stressed and unstressed syllables

stanza

a division or unit of a poem that is repeated in the same form

octave

eight line unit of verse

setet

a six line unit of a verse

assonance

the repititon of similar vowel sounds in a sentence or a line of poetry or prose

blank verse

the line of poetryor prose in unrhymed iambic pentameter

syntax

the grammatical order of words in a sentence or a line of verse or dialouge

rising meter

anapest is an example of this meter

falling meter

dactyl is an example of the meter

couplet

a pair of rhymed lines

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