unrhymed iambic pentameter
a metric foot containing one unstressed nd one stressed syllable (in that order)
a poetic meter describing a line of poetry tha tcontains five feet; each foot is an iamb. Therefore, it is a line of poetry containing five iambs.
a poem containing 14 lines of iambic pentameter with a specified rhyme scheme.
a mark placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation. It is used to add an extra syllabe to a word to maintian the meter of the line.
the shortening of a word, or of two words, by hte omission of a letter or letters, or by reducing two or more vowels or syllable to one.
a change of hte usual order of words or phrases
a figure of speech in which inanimate objects or abstractions are endowed with human qualities or are represented as possessing human form.
a brief reference to a person, event, or place, real or fictitous, or to a work of art, a casual reference to a famous historical or literary figure or event.
a classical allusion
refers to a reference to Greek or Roman mythology.
a rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined, as in a defeaning silence and a mournful optimist.
a piece of dialogue intended for the audience and supposedly not heard by hte other actors on stage. a remark made in an undertone so as to be inadubile to others nearby.
a play on words that sound the same but have different meanings