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Sound and Sense Terms
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A narrative or description having a second meaning beneath the surface one
The repetition at close intervals of the initial consonant sounds of accented syllables or important words.
A reference, explicit or implicit, to something in literature or history
A figure of speech in which someone absent or dead or something nonhuman is addressed as if it were alive and present and could reply
The repetition at close intervals of the vowel sounds of accented syllables or important words
A fairly short narrative poem written in a songlike stanza form
Unrhymed iambic pentameter
A speech pause occurring within a line
What a word suggests beyond its basic dictionary definition; a word's overtones of meaning
Two successive lines, usually in the same meter, linked by rhyme
The basic definition or dictionary meaning of a word
Poetry having as a primary purpose to teach or preach
A device by which the author implies a different meaning from that intended by the speaker (or by a speaker) in a literary work
A sonnet rhyming ababcdcdefefgg. Its content or structure ideally parallels the rhyme scheme, falling into three coordinate quatrains and a concluding couplet; but it is often structured, like the Italian sonnet, into octave and sestet, the principal break in thought coming at the end of the eight line
A smooth, pleasant-sounding choice and arrangement of sounds
A figure of speech sustained or developed through a considerable number of lines or through a whole poem
Language employing figures of speech; language that cannot be taken literally or only literally; (Trotter's Def) Language not meant to be taken literally
Figure of Speech
Broadly, any way of saying something other than the ordinary way; more narrowly, a way of saying one thing and meaning another; (Trotter's Def) Simile, metaphor, hyperbole, etc.
A narrative poem designed to be sung, composed by an anonymous author, and transmitted orally for years or generations before being written down. It has usually undergone modification through the process of oral transmission.
Nonmetrical poetry in which the basic rhythmic unit is the line, and in which pauses, line breaks, and formal patterns develop organically from the requirements of the individual poem rather than from established poetic forms
A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used in the service of truth
The representation through language of sense experience; (Trotter's Def) appealing to all senses
A situation, or a use of language, involving some kind of incongruity or discrepancy. (Trotter's Def) DISRUPTION OF EXPECTATIONS!!!
Verbal Irony: a figure of speech in which what is meant is the opposite of what is said
Dramatic Irony: a device by which the author implies a different meaning from that intended by the speaker in a literary work
Irony of Situation (Situational Irony): A situation in which there is an incongruity between actual circumstances and those that would seem appropriate, or between what is anticipated and what actually comes to pass
A sonnet consisting of an octave rhyming abbaabba and of a sestet using any arrangement of two or three additional rhymes, such as cdcdcd or cdecde
A figure of speech in which an implicit comparison is made between two things essentially unlike.
The regular patterns of accent that underlie metrical verse; the measurable repetition of accented and unaccented syllables in poetry
A figure of speech in which some significant aspect or detail of an experience is used to represent the whole experience.
The use of words that supposedly mimic their meaning in their sound
A compact paradox in which two successive words seemingly contradict each other
A statement or situation containing apparently contradictory or incompatible elements
A metrical line containing five feet
A figure of speech in which human attributes are given to an animal, an object, or a concept
Another name for Italian Sonnet
1) A four line stanza
2) A four-line division of a sonnet marked off by its rhyme scheme
Poetry using artificially eloquent language; that is, language too high-flown for its occasion and unfaithful to the full complexity of human experience
Any wavelike recurrence of motion or sound
The repetition of the accented vowel sound and all succeeding sounds in important or importanlty positioned words
Any fixed pattern of rhymes characterizing a whole poem or its stanzas
A kind of literature that ridicules human folly or vice with the ostensible purpose of bringing about reform or of keeping others from falling into similar folly or vice
Poetry that attempts to manipulate the reader's emotions in order to achieve a greater emotional response than the poem itself really warrants
Another name for English Sonnet
A figure of speech in which an explicit comparison is made between two things essentially unalike using words such as "like" or "as"
A fixed form of fourteen lines, normally iambic pentameter, with a rhyme scheme conforming to or approximating one of two main types - the Italian or the English
A group of lines whose metrical pattern is repeated throughout a poem
The internal organization of a poem's content; (Trotter's Def) the way a work of literature is built, held together, flows stanzas, paragraphs, etc.
A figure of speech in which something means more than what it is. It may be read both literally and metaphorically
An interlocking rhyme scheme with the pattern aba bcb cdc, etc.
A metrical line containing four feet
The central idea of a literary work
Metrical language; the opposite of prose
same as attitude; the speaker's feelings or attitude toward subject matter
word choice - connotative language
type of speech chosen by the author
Factual information requiring no interpretation
Point of View
Eyes through which we experience literature
The way words are put together to form a sentence
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