a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
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 listener.--a soliloquoy is an example
a long narrative poem written in elevated style which present the adventures of characters of high position and episodes that are important to the history of a race or nation
the basic rhythmic unit of a line of poetry formed by a combo of 2 or 3 syllables which afre stressed or unstressed
a couplet consisting of two rhymed lines of iambic pentamenter and written in an elevated style
a common meter in poetry consisting of an unrhymed line with five feet or accents, each foot containing an unaccented syllable and an accented syllable
a kind of humorous verse of five lines, in which the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines, which are shorter, form a rhymed couplet
substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in 'they counted heads')
a loose group of British lyric poets of the 17th century, who shared an interest in metaphysical concerns and a common way of investigating them
A work of literature that applies the characteristics and conventions of epic poetry to trivial subject matter for the sake of humor, irony, parody, or satire.
a poem usually addressed to a particular person, object or event that has stimulated deep and noble feelings in the poet
Petrarchan/ Italian sonnet
this is divided into two parts, the eight-line octave and the six-line sestet. The octave rhymes abba abba, while the sestet rhymes cde cde. The octave raises a question, states a problem, or presents a brief narrative, and the sestet answers the question or solves the problem.
The process of marking lines of poetry to show the type of feet and the number of feet they contain
Shakespearean/ Elizabethan sonnet
consists of 3 quatrains and a final rhyming couplet. Rhyme scheme is abab, cdcd, efef, gg. Usually, the question or theme is set forth in the quatrains while the answer or resolution appears in the final couplet.
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
rhyme in which the vowel sounds are nearly, but not exactly the same (i.e. the words "stress" and "kiss"); sometimes called half-rhyme, near rhyme, or partial rhyme
an arrangement of a certain number of lines, usually four or more, sometimes having a fixed length, meter, or rhyme scheme, forming a division of a poem.
understanding oen thing with another; the use of a part for the whole or the whole for the part
the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author
a metrical unit in poetry in which each foot has a stressed syllable + an unstressed syllable
a lyric form that relies heavily on repetition an dis composed of five three-line tercets and a final four-line quatrain; its singular feature is the way its first and third lines repeat throughout the poem--the entire first line reappears as the final line of the second and fourth tercets, and again as the third line of the third and fifth tercets and as the concluding line of the poem