← Trotter 1H 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 tone The writer or speaker's attitude toward the subject, the audience or herself or himself, the emotional meaning of the work. allegory A narrative or description having a second meaning beneath the surface. metaphor A figure of speech in which an implicit comparison is made between two things essentially unalike. romanticism Revering the universe, caring for nature, celebrating life, strong emotion, rebellion against social conventions. language style, dialect, education level alliteration The repetition at close intervals of the initial consonant sounds of accented symbols or important words. meter The regular patterns of accent that underlie metrical verse; the measurable repetition detail articulate allusion A reference, explicit or implicit, to something in literature or history. metonymy A figure of speech in which some significant aspect or detail of an experience is used to represent the whole experience. organization Structure of the literary work, grouping onomatopoeia the use of words that supposedly mimic their meaning in the sound. syntax Technical word order, layout, grammar. apostrophe A figure of speech in which someone absent or dead or something nonhuman is addressed as if it were alive. attitude Emotion and POV on the situation assonance The repetition at close intervals of vowel sounds of accented syllables or important words. paradox: situation statement A statement or situation contradictory elements. figurative language Language employing figures of speech; language that cannot be taken literally or only literally. pentameter Metrical line containing five feet. imagery The representation through language of sense experience. ballad A fairly short narrative poem written in song like stanza form. personification A figure of speech in which human attributes are given to an animal, object, or concept. structure The internal organization of a poems content. blank verse Unrhymed iambic pentameter. quatrain A four line stanza, A four line division of a sonnet marked off by its rhyme scheme. sentence structure Sentence form. rhythm Any wavelike recurrence of motion or sound. diction Word choice, and order. connotation What a word suggests beyond its basic dictionary definition. rhyme The repetition of accentual vowel sounds and all succeeding sounds in an importantly positioned. figures of speech Metaphor, saying something is something it's not. Comparison, not literal. rhyme scheme Any fixed pattern of rhymes characterizing a whole poem or its stanzas. pov Ones own opinion. couplet Two successive lines, usually in the same meter, linked by rhyme. satire A kind of literature that ridicules human folly or vice with the ostensible purpose for bringing about change. simile Comparison, using like or as. phrasing Lyrical flow. denotation The basic definition or dictionary meaning of a word. didactic poetry Poetry having as a primary purpose, to teach or preach. symbol A figure of speech in which something means more than it is. Shakespearean Sonnet A sonnet rhyming abacdcdefegg. terza rima An interlocking rhyme scheme with the patter aba bcb cdc Foot The basic unit used in the scansion or measurement of metrical verse. Limerick 5 lined poem. tetrameter A metrical line containing four feet. free verse Non-metrical poetry in which the basic rhythmic unit is the line, and in which pauses, line breaks, and formal patterns develop. hyperbole Exaggeration theme The central idea of the literary work. iambic pentameter A meter in which the majority of feet are iambs. imagery The representation through language of sense experience. irony: verbal A figure of speech in which what is meant is the opposite of what is said. irony: dramatic A device by which the author implies a different meaning from that intended by the speaker. irony: situational When there is a incongruity between actual circumstances and those that would seem anticipated or appropriate. Italian-Petrachan A sonnet consisting of an octave rhyming abbaabba and of a sestet using any other arrangement of two schemes. Sonnet A fixed for of fourteen lines normally in iambic pentameter. W/ rhyme scheme english/italian. verse The opposite of prose. euphony A smooth, pleasant sounding choice and arrangement of sounds. oxymoron A compact paradox in which two successive words seemingly contradict each other.