Poetry Test 2011 vocab words
|Anapest|| two short syllables followed by one long one |
|Alliteration|| repitition of a consonant sound in line of words or sentence|
ex: Don't dally doing dumb homework
a reference to someting outside the literary work, usually mythology or the bible or another literary work.
|Assonance||repitition of vowel sound in a line of words or sentence|
a narative; simple; songlike quality; basic rhyme sceme; composed of iambic tetramete alternating with iambic trimeter
|Blank Verse||consists of unrhymed iambic pentameter; used frequently by Shakespeare|
|Caesura||a break or pause (usually for sense) in the middle of a verse line|
|Consonance||repetition of consonant sounds, harmonious|
|Dactyl||A metrical foot consisting of three syllables, in which the first is stressed and the last two are unstressed|
|Dramatic Monologue||relates an episode in a speaker's life through a conversational format whcih reveals the character of the speaker.|
a mournful, contemplative lyric poem written to commemorate someone who is dead, often ending in a consolation.
|End Rhyme||rhyme occuring at the ends of verse in lines|
|End-stopped Line|| |
A line that ends with a natural speech pause, usually marked by punctuation
|Enjambment||the continuation of meaning, without pause or break, from one line of poetry to the next|
An extended narrative poem recounting actions, travels, adventures, and heroic episodes; larger than life protagonist; more-than-human-strength of heroes in action; gods of lesser divinities play an active role.
|Feminine Rhyme|| |
A rhyme of two syllables in which the final syllable is unstressed ('mother/bother').
|Free Verse|| |
Verse that has neither regular rhyme nor regular meter
ex: English is not very fun except when its done,
but even then it is better than math.
And I think this is a poor example of free verse,
but it certainly can't get much worse.
metrical pattern of one unstressed syllable followed by one stressed syllable
ex: Come Live with Me and be my love
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
|Internal Rhyme|| rhyme contained within a line of verse|
ex: the splendor falls on castle walls
|Lyric Poem||Short poem where the poet expresses an emotion or illuminates some life principle|
|Masculine Rhyme|| |
Rhyme in which only the last, accented syllable of the rhyming words correspond exactly in sound
ex: eyes and denies
|Metaphysical Poetry||The work of poets of the seventeenth century, that analyzes subjects logically and philosophically|
|Narrative Poem|| |
a poem that tells a story
ex: Natalie decided to buy a red shoe,
but Lucas decided that just wouldn't do,
and so he bought another that was blue,
and now natalie has not one, but two.
(except it is usually longer)
A lyric poem that addresses subjects of elevated stature
|Pastoral||a literary work that has to do with shepherds and rustin settings|
|Ryme Scheme|| the ryme Pattern|
ex: A B A B B C B C C D C D E E
|Slant (half) Rhyme|| |
a partial or imperfect rhyme, often using assonance or consonance only, as in dry and died.
a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme; iambic pentrameter
A two-syllable foot with both syllables stressed.
ex: down town
Flickr Creative Commons Images
Some images used in this set are licensed under the Creative Commons through Flickr.com. Click to see the original works with their full license.
- "Allusion" image
- "Ballad" image
- "Elegy" image
- "End-stopped Line" image
- "Epic" image
- "Feminine Rhyme" image
- "Free Verse" image
- "Iamb" image
- "Imagery" image
- "Masculine Rhyme" image
- "Narrative Poem" image
- "Ode" image
- "Slant (half) Rhyme" image
- "Sonnet" image
- "Spondee" image
This product uses the Flickr API but is not endorsed or certified by Flickr.