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tone
The writer or speaker's attitude toward the subject, the audience or herself or himself, the emotional meaning of the work.
allegory
A narrative or description having a second meaning beneath the surface.
metaphor
A figure of speech in which an implicit comparison is made between two things essentially unalike.
romanticism
Revering the universe, caring for nature, celebrating life, strong emotion, rebellion against social conventions.
language
style, dialect, education level
alliteration
The repetition at close intervals of the initial consonant sounds of accented symbols or important words.
meter
The regular patterns of accent that underlie metrical verse; the measurable repetition
detail
articulate
allusion
A reference, explicit or implicit, to something in literature or history.
metonymy
A figure of speech in which some significant aspect or detail of an experience is used to represent the whole experience.
organization
Structure of the literary work, grouping
onomatopoeia
the use of words that supposedly mimic their meaning in the sound.
syntax
Technical word order, layout, grammar.
apostrophe
A figure of speech in which someone absent or dead or something nonhuman is addressed as if it were alive.
attitude
Emotion and POV on the situation
assonance
The repetition at close intervals of vowel sounds of accented syllables or important words.
paradox: situation statement
A statement or situation contradictory elements.
figurative language
Language employing figures of speech; language that cannot be taken literally or only literally.
pentameter
Metrical line containing five feet.
imagery
The representation through language of sense experience.
ballad
A fairly short narrative poem written in song like stanza form.
personification
A figure of speech in which human attributes are given to an animal, object, or concept.
structure
The internal organization of a poems content.
blank verse
Unrhymed iambic pentameter.
quatrain
A four line stanza, A four line division of a sonnet marked off by its rhyme scheme.
sentence structure
Sentence form.
rhythm
Any wavelike recurrence of motion or sound.
diction
Word choice, and order.
connotation
What a word suggests beyond its basic dictionary definition.
rhyme
The repetition of accentual vowel sounds and all succeeding sounds in an importantly positioned.
figures of speech
Metaphor, saying something is something it's not. Comparison, not literal.
rhyme scheme
Any fixed pattern of rhymes characterizing a whole poem or its stanzas.
pov
Ones own opinion.
couplet
Two successive lines, usually in the same meter, linked by rhyme.
satire
A kind of literature that ridicules human folly or vice with the ostensible purpose for bringing about change.
simile
Comparison, using like or as.
phrasing
Lyrical flow.
denotation
The basic definition or dictionary meaning of a word.
didactic poetry
Poetry having as a primary purpose, to teach or preach.
symbol
A figure of speech in which something means more than it is.
Shakespearean Sonnet
A sonnet rhyming abacdcdefegg.
terza rima
An interlocking rhyme scheme with the patter aba bcb cdc
Foot
The basic unit used in the scansion or measurement of metrical verse.
Limerick
5 lined poem.
tetrameter
A metrical line containing four feet.
free verse
Non-metrical poetry in which the basic rhythmic unit is the line, and in which pauses, line breaks, and formal patterns develop.
hyperbole
Exaggeration
theme
The central idea of the literary work.
iambic pentameter
A meter in which the majority of feet are iambs.
imagery
The representation through language of sense experience.
irony: verbal
A figure of speech in which what is meant is the opposite of what is said.
irony: dramatic
A device by which the author implies a different meaning from that intended by the speaker.
irony: situational
When there is a incongruity between actual circumstances and those that would seem anticipated or appropriate.
Italian-Petrachan
A sonnet consisting of an octave rhyming abbaabba and of a sestet using any other arrangement of two schemes.
Sonnet
A fixed for of fourteen lines normally in iambic pentameter. W/ rhyme scheme english/italian.
verse
The opposite of prose.
euphony
A smooth, pleasant sounding choice and arrangement of sounds.
oxymoron
A compact paradox in which two successive words seemingly contradict each other.