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AP English Literature Week 6

This Week's vocab words!
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Alliteration
repetition of the same sound beginning several words in sequence.
Ex. Viri validis cum viribus luctant. Ennius
Apostrophe
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.
Assonance
Repetition of the same sound in words close to each other.
Ex. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done.
Caesura
A pause or interruption (as in a conversation).
Conceit
Vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
Couplet
A stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse, usually rhymed.
Dissonance
A harsh and disagreeable combination, especially of sounds
Elegy
A mournful poem
End-stopped line
A definite pause at the end of a verse due to punctuation
Enjambment
When one line ends without a pause and continues into the next line for its meaning
Euphony
Any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
In medias res
In the middle of things
Meter
A rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time
Ode
A long, lyrical poem, usually serious or meditative in nature
Quatrain
a four line stanza
End rhyme
Rhyme that occurs at the end of two or more lines of poetry
External rhyme
Two words that ryhme at the ends of seperate lines
Internal rhyme
A repetition of sounds within a line (but not at the end of the line)
Stanza
A group of lines in a poem
Volta
The shift or point of dramatic change in a poem