refers to any single line of poerty
the restatement in ones own words of what one understands a poem to say or suggest
a brief condensation of the main idea or plot of a work
the main topic of a work, whatever the work is "about"
a generally recurring subject or idea noticeably evident in a literary work
a short poem expressing the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker
a poem that tells a story
a poem written as a speech made by a character at some decisive moment
a poem intended to teach a moral lesson or impart a body of knowledge
the mood or manner of expression in a literary work
poetry that blends criticism with humor to convey a message, usually through the use of irony
Latin for "mask". a fictitious character created by an author to be the speaker of a literary work
IN language, a discrepancy between what is said and what is meant.
a mode of expression in which the speaker or writer says the opposite of what is really meant.
a style of bitter irony intended to hurt or mock its target
a situation in which the larger implications of a characters words, action, or situation are unrealized by that character but seen by the author and the reader or audience
the contrast between a character's position or aspiration and the treatment he or she receives at the hands of a seemingly hostile fate. "irony of fate"
word choice or vocabulary
words that specifically name or describe things or persons
words that express general ideas or concepts
strictly speaking,any language deemed suitable for verse
a brief, sometimes indirect, reference in a text to a person. place, or thing
the lowest level of diction contains foul or inappropriate language.
The casual or informal but correct language of ordinary native speakers. contains slang
the ordinary speech of educated native speakers. common writing. more educated than colloquial english
the heightene, impersonal language of educated persons, usually only written
a particular variety of language spoken by an identifiable
the literal, dictionary meaning of a word
an association or additional meaning that a word, image, or phase may carry, apart from its literal denotation or dictionary definition.
a word or series of word that refers to any sensory experience
the collective set of images in a poem or other literary work
a Japanese verse form that has three unrhymed line of five, seven, and five syllables
a comparison of two things, indicated by some connective , usually like, as, or than. comparison of two things
a statement that one thing is something else, which, in a literal sense, it is not
a metaphor that uses neither connectives nor the verb to be
the combining of two more incompatible metaphors, resulting in nonsense
the endowing of a thin, an animal, or an abstract term with human characteristics.
a direct address to someone or something
also called hyoerbole. exaggeration used to emphasize a point
an ironic figure of speech that deliberately describes something in a way that is less than the case
The repetition of a consonant sound in a line of verse or prose.
The repetition of two or more vowel sounds in successive words
a harsh, discordant sound often mirroring the meaning of the context in which it is used.
the harmonious effect when the sound of the words connect with the meaning in a way pleasing to the ear and mind
an attempt to represent a thing or action by a word that imitates the sound associated with it
two or more words that contain an identical or similar vowel, usually accented
full rime in which the sounds following the inital letters
also called slant rime.linked words share similar consonant sounds
Rime that occurs within a line of poetry as opposed to end rime
either a rime of one-syllable words or final syllables
a rime of two or more syllables with stress on a syllable other than the last
an emphasis, or accent placed on a syllable speech
unstressed syllable in a verse
the recurring patter of stresses and pauses in a poem.
a fixed rhythm in a poem
they study of metrical structures in poetry
a practice used to describe rythmic pattern in a poem by separating
cesura or caesura
a light but definite pause within a line of verse. often appears in the middle of a line
run on line
a line of verse that does not end in punctuation, but carries on grammatically to the next line.
end stopped line
a line of verse that ends in a full pause, often indicated by a mark of punctuation.
the basic unit of measurement in metrical poetry
a metrical foot in verse in which an unaccented syllable if followed by an accented one
the most common meter in English verse, five iambic feet per line.
two unstressed syllable is followed by a stressed syllable
one stressed syllable followed by one unstressed.
one stressed syllable followed by two unstressed ones
verse consisting of two stressed syllable
verse meter based on the number of stress per line nott the number of syllables
literary work expresses its content. poetry, form usually used to describe the design of a poem
a traditional verse form requiring certain predetermine elements of structure.
a generic term that describe poetry written in a pattern or meter
verse that has no set scheme . also called free verse
contains five iambic feet per line and is not rimed
a two line stanza in poetry, usually rimed and with lines of equal length
two rimed lines of imabic pentameter that usaully contain an independent and complete though or statement. also called heroic couplet.
a stanza consisting of four lines. it is the most common stanza
a long narrative poem tracing the adventures of a popular her
a very short , comic poem, often turing at the end with some sharp with unexpected stinger.
a song that tells a story
anonymous narrative songs, usually in a ballad meter
the most common pattern for a ballad, consisting of four lines rimed.
a ballad not meant for singing, written by sophisticated poets
a fixed form of fourteen lines
also called petrarchan sonnet, it rimes the octave
also called Shakespearean sonnet organized into three quatrains
poems that have neither a rime scheme nor a basic meter
french"vers libre". lines in poetry wit no consistent meter
poetic language printed in prose paragraphs, though with careful attention sound and imagery
A person, place, or thing in a narratice that suggest meaning beyond its literal sense
a description-often narrative- in which the literal events consistently point to a parallel sequence of ideas
an action whose significance goes beyond its literal meaning.
symbols that because of their frequent use have acquired a standard significance
a traditional narrative of anonymous authorship that arises out of a cultures oral tradition
a recurring symbol, character, landscape, or event found in myth and literature across different cultures and eras
The opening portion of a narrative or drama
the technique of arranging event and information in such a way that later events are prepared for beforehand
also called subplot. a second story or plotline that is complete. inverting the main plot
the central struggle between two or more forces
a point when a crucial action, decision, or realization must be made
the moment of greatest intensity
the final part of a narrative, concluding action
unity of time, place or action the three formal qualities
in dram, a speech by a character alone onstage in which he or she utter there thought aloud
a speech that a character addresses directly to the audience
nonverbal action that engages the attention of an audience
a play that portrays a serious conflict between human beings and some superior, overwhelming force
a literar work aimed at amusing and audience
a comic genre evoking thoughtful laughter in response to the play depiction of the folly, pretense, and hypocrisy of human behavior
a genre using derisive humor to ridicule human weakness and folly or attack political injustices and incompetence.
a form of comic drama in which the plot focuses on one or pairs of young lovers who overcome difficulties to achieve a happy ending
a comic style arousing laughter through jokes, slapstick antics, sight gags, boisterous clowning, vulgar humor
a broadly humorous parody of travesty of another play
A broadly humorous play whose action is usually fast moving and improbable
a kind of farce