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Poetry Terms

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veneration
holding in highest respect
narcissism
self love
fervor
intensity of feeling
jubilant
shouting for joy
buoyancy
cheerfulness
sanguine
optimistic
serene
peaceful
placid
undisturbed
despondent
depression
forlorn
miserable
barren
emptiness; lifeless
abhorrence
disgust
rancor
bitter
vehement
extreme anger
petulant
ill tempered
acrimony
harsh
choleric
easily angered
consternation
sudden anger brought on by something unexpected
umbrage
annoying
sardonic
mocking
caustic
sarcastic
flippant
lacking maturity
insipid
lacking taste (blah)
austere
self disipline
audacious
bold
consonance
the repetition of similar consonant sounds especially at the ends of words (e.g. past, blast, cast)
allusion
a reference within a literary work, to another work of fiction, a film, a piece of art, or even a real event.
paradox
a statement that seems contradictory or nonsensical on the surface but that, upon closer examination, may be seen to certain an underlying truth
assonance
repetition of a pattern of similar sounds, especially vowel sounds
caesura
a natural pause or break in a line of poetry (e.g. : / -)
enjambment
the condition of a complete idea from one line or couplet of a poem to the next line or couplet
olfactory imagery
pertains to smell
tactile imagery
pertains to touch
gustatory imagery
pertains to taste