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English Victorian Age Lit Terms
The person who says the story (not always the poet) can be fictional or real and generalized (not described in detail) or have a specific identity
Used by Robert Browning. A single character delivers a speech, Browning's monologues have the character indirectly reveal his haracter or situation andthere is a silent listener
Used by Robert Browning. Lines ending where the flow of words forces the reader to read on without pause, more like everyday speech
Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Lines would end just where the speaker would pause for a sing-song effect
Long work of fiction, has a complex plot with subplots, has major and minor characters, and a significant theme
Called attention to society's ills. Dickens did this
A feeling a piece of literature portrays or calls up
The piece of literature's central idea
Short prose pieces that provide perspectives on current events or trends, use serious topics
Repeated groupings if two or more verse lines with a pattern of line length, rhythm, and rhyme
The pattern of stanzas in the poem
A contradiction between reality and appearance
Poem with regular rhythm
Poetic combination of syllables. Iambic- unstressed, stressed. Trochaic- stressed, unstressed. Anapestic- unstressed, unstressed, stressed.
Trimeter-three feet per line. Tetrameter-four feet. Pentameter- five feet
Two opposing rhythms appear together. Ex- iambic, trochaic, iambic
All feet begin with a stressed syllable and contain a varying number of unstressed syllables. Used by Hopkins