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Jargon Quiz 2
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When something that is abstract (i.e. an idea, a belief or a philosophy) is represented by something concrete (i.e a character or a text itself). An allegorical character might be a symbol for something outside of the story
The repetition of similar sounds, usually consonants that start words or stressed syllables
A reference in a poem or story to an important person, place or event in history
The repetition of words or phrases at or near the beginnings of successive lines or sentences
When a character refers/ talks to a person (or personified object/idea) that is not present
The repetition of similar or identical vowel sounds in a sequence of words
A pause in a line of verse, often coinciding with a break in clauses or sentences
When the writing "sounds" ugly chaotic, unpleasant. It is the result of specific choices in diction. Opposite of euphony
The writer's choice of words. Consider connotation, denotation, and phonetics
Rhyme occurring at the end of verse lines
The continuation of the sense and grammatical structure from one verse line to the next without a punctuated pause
The repetition of words or phrases at or near the endings of lines in successive lines or sentences
When the writing "sounds" pleasant, calm, beautiful. Opposite of cacophony
A metaphor introduced and developed throughout all or part of a literary work
Poetry without a regular pattern of meter and rhyme
Creating effect by using exaggeration
A metrical unit (or "foot") of verse having one unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable
Words or phrases that help create images (sensory pictures) of what is being read. It helps the reader imagine the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and feelings of something
Rhyming words within a line of poetry
A form of meiosis (understatement) in which an understatement in the negative sense is used to create an effect. (ex. Ronaldo is not a bad footballer)
Creating effect by using understatement (ex. Messi is a pretty fair footballer)
When one thing is said to be another completely different thing, although they share similar traits, qualities, and values; (ex. Life is a box of chocolates)
The pattern of measure units of sound recurring more or less regularly in lines of verse
A figure of speech in which the name of one thing is replaced with the name of a thing closely associated with it (ex. the crown =British royalty)
A situation, incident, idea, image, symbol, or character-type that occurs in may different literary works. If a motif is repeated often in a single literary work, it is called a "recurrent motif'" or "leitmotif".
The use of words that seem to imitate the sounds they refer to (think "crack" or "hiss").
A metrical line of verse that has five main stresses, usually called a line of five "feet". The iambic pentameter line has been the structure of choice in many popular poetry styles. See iamb, meter.
The use of human qualities to describe animals, objects or ideas.
When a word (or words that sound similar) is used to convey more than one meaning. "The author was booked into the local jail."
The use of a sound, word, phrase or sentence more than once. Identifying repetition is easy. Explaining the effect of the repetition is the objective.
The pattern of end rhyme in a poem. See end rhyme.
The analysis of poetic meter in verse lines, by displaying stresses, pauses, and rhyme patterns with conventional visual symbols.
A comparison of two unlike things by saying one thing is similar to another, often using "like" or "as".
An "imperfect" rhyme where the vowels or consonants of stressed syllables are identical (so that words that don't necessarily rhyme would sound like they rhyme).
An arrangement of a certain number of lines- that may have fixed length, meter, or rhyme scheme- forming a division of a poem.
A type of metonymy in which something is referred to indirectly by identifying some aspect of it
A poetic form made up of 14 rhyming line of equal length (iambic pentameter). The two primary forms of traditional sonnet are the Petrarchan (or Italian) sonnet, and the Shakespearean (or English) sonnet. Both have different rhyme schemes.