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Miss Johnson Literature Terms
a sonnet consisting three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab cdcd efef gg
a sonnet consisting of three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab bcbd cdcd ee
a sonnet consisting of an octave with the rhyme pattern abbaabba, followed by a sestet with the rhyme pattern cdecde or cdcdcd
a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art.
the turning point in the sonnet. (usually between the octet and sestet or between the last quatrain and the couplet)
Pair of lines that rhyme
A metrical pattern in poetry which consists of five iambic feet per line. (An iamb, or iambic foot, consists of one unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable, i.e. "away.")
A use of a visual scene
a character whose personality and attitude contrast sharply with those of another
Suspension of Disbelief
a willingness to suspend one's critical faculties and believe the unbelievable; sacrifice of realism and logic for the sake of enjoyment