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List #4 (AP Lit and Comp)

caesura

(n.) a pause or break within a line of poetry

epistrophe

(n.) repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.

panacea

(n.) a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems

lampoon

(n./v.) to ridicule with satire; a mocking, satirical assault on a person or situation

lyric poem

(n.) a poem with song-like quality that that does not tell a story, but expresses the observations and feelings of a single speaker

Spenserian Sonnet

(n.) a sonnet consisting of three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab bcbc cdcd ee

trochee

(n.) a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable

polysyndeton

(n.) the use, for rhetorical effect, of more conjunctions than is necessary or natural

chiasmus

(n.) a statement consisting of two parallel phrases in which the second is structurally reversed ("Susan walked in, and out walked Mary.")

supplication

(n.) a humble appeal or request

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