AP English Literature Week 6

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This Week's vocab words!

Alliteration

repetition of the same sound beginning several words in sequence.
Ex. Viri validis cum viribus luctant. Ennius

Apostrophe

A figure of speech in which someone absent or dead or something nonhuman is addressed as if it were alive and present and could reply.

Assonance

Repetition of the same sound in words close to each other.
Ex. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done.

Caesura

A pause or interruption (as in a conversation).

Conceit

Vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)

Couplet

A stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse, usually rhymed.

Dissonance

A harsh and disagreeable combination, especially of sounds

Elegy

A mournful poem

End-stopped line

A definite pause at the end of a verse due to punctuation

Enjambment

When one line ends without a pause and continues into the next line for its meaning

Euphony

Any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds

In medias res

In the middle of things

Meter

A rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time

Ode

A long, lyrical poem, usually serious or meditative in nature

Quatrain

a four line stanza

End rhyme

Rhyme that occurs at the end of two or more lines of poetry

External rhyme

Two words that ryhme at the ends of seperate lines

Internal rhyme

A repetition of sounds within a line (but not at the end of the line)

Stanza

A group of lines in a poem

Volta

The shift or point of dramatic change in a poem

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