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organic imagery

trying to capture underlying bodily feelings (hunger, thirst)

olfactory

scent imagery

tactile

touch imagery

gustatory

taste imagery

pathetic fallacy

when nature reflects the emotional qualities of a character ex: raining at a funeral. This is esp. imp. in Jane Eyre!!! :)

metonymy

using something closely associated with the object itself
ex: the Patriots rose up and fought the Crown

synecdoche

using a small part of something to refer to larger whole
ex: nice threads homie!

allegory

system of metaphor and allusion that refers to a story outside text (generally biblical or mythical)

oxymoron

short phrase seemingly contradictory but nevertheless true
ex: cold fire (Widow's Lament)

overstatement/hyperbole

to draw our attention to the truth by grossly over-exaggerating it

Irony

unexpected or unintended result, often of an action

allusion

reference to something outside text

tone

writer or speaker's attitude towards subject

free verse

absence of any pattern or meter

blank verse

un-rhymed iambic pentameter (Shakespeare!!)

caesuras/enjambment

pause within a line (period, comma)

iambic

unaccented, accented
ex: the cook

trochaic

accented, unaccented
ex: cookie

assonance

repetition of vowel sound

consonance

repetition of middle or end consonants

tetrameter

4 feet per line (so, 2x4=8 syllables per line)

pentameter

5 feet per line (so, 2x5=10 syllables per line)

apostrophe

an address to something inanimate or not there

Balthasar

tells Romeo in Act 4 about Juliet's "death"

Friar John

fails to relay message of plan to Romeo b/c held up in house b/c thought to have "the plague"

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