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22 terms

HARD Poetry

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iamb
unstressed, stressed
trochee
stressed, unstressed
anapest
unstressed, unstressed, stressed
dactyl
stressed, unstressed, unstressed
caesura
a pause caused by a foot that does not fit the meter
spondee
stressed, stressed
pyrrhus
unstressed, unstressed
end-stopped
A term that describes a line of poetry that ends with a natural pause often indicated by a mark of punctuation.
enjambed
the running on of the thought from one line, couplet, or stanza to the next without a syntactical break.
free verse
unrhymed verse without a consistent metrical pattern
blank verse
unrhymed verse (usually in iambic pentameter)
synecdoche
using a part of something to represent the whole thing
metonomy
Sustitute name, the name of one object is substituted for that of another closely associated with it
paradox
an apparently contradictory statement that actually contains some truth
oxymoron
conjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')
madrigal
a short lyric on love or nature
anacrusis
an extra unaccented syllable at the beginning of a line before the regular meter begins
elegy
a sad or mournful poem on a single subject
epigram
a witty saying expressing a single thought or observation
acrostic
verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message
falling meter
Poetic meters such as trochaic and dactylic that move or fall from a stressed to an unstressed syllable.
rising meter
Poetic meters such as iambic and anapestic that move or ascend from an unstressed to a stressed syllable.