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IB English HL - literature terms
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The deletion of a stressed consonant in a series within a phrase or verse line.
An intentional reference to a historical, mythic, or literary person, place, event or movement.
Your backyard is a Garden of Eden.
A word, statement, or situation with two or more possible meanings.
A good life depends on a liver
Someone or something placed in an inappropriate period of time.
"Ross: That now
Sweno, the Norways' king, craves composition:
Nor would we deign him burial of his men
Till he disbursed at Saint Colme's inch
Ten thousand dollars to our general use."
Act 1.2 in Macbeth - dollars weren't a monetayr unit during that time
The deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect.
"Go back to Mississipi, go back to Alabama, go back to south Carolina, go back to Georgia..."
~ Martin Luther Kink Jr. - "I Have a Dream"
An adress to a dead or absent person, or personificationn if he or she were present.
"Is this a dagger which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand?
Come, let me clutch thee!
I have thee not, and yet I see thee still."
~ Macbeth before murdering King Duncan talks to the dagger as if it was a person.
The repetition of vowel sounds without repeating consonants.
A pause in a metrical line, often marked by punctuation or a grammatical boundry.
"I'm nobody! ||Who are you?"
~ Emily Dickinson
A quatrain that rhymes ABAB.
"It was not Death, for I stood up,
And all the Dead, lie down -
It was not Night, for all the Bells
Put out their Tongues, for Noon."
~ Emily Dickinson - "It was not Death, for I stood up"
A pair of successive rhyming lines (usually the same length).
She was a little tense
The notice made no sense
The omission of unstressed syllables.
The running-over of a sentence or phrase.
"the back wings
The basic unit of measurement of accentual-syllabic meter.
"If music be the food of love, play on"
~ William Shakespeare
Nonmetrical, non rhyming lines that closely follow the natural rhytms of speech.
A figure of speech composed of striking exaggeration (overstating something).
I am dying of shame.
A metrical foot consisting of an unaccented syllable followed byb an accented syllable
"The only news I know"
A comparison made without pointing out a similarity using words such as 'like' and 'as'.
My brother was boiling mad.
A related term is substituted for the world itself.
Can you give me a heand with this?
A recurring image or action in a literary work.
Dubliners motif: paralysis
A figure of speech in which natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words.
A line of verse consisting of five metrical feet.
A dramatic character, distinguished from the poet, who is the speaker of a poem.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes.
Time waits for none
Written in sentences and paragraphs - without verses.
A four line stanza, rhyming.
Rhymes only when spelled, not when pronounced.
"through" and "rough"
Ryming of the final syllabus of a line.
"A word is dead
When it is said"
A comparison using "like" or "as".
"O my Luve is like a red, red rose."
A group of lines separated from others in a poem.
Using one part of an object to represent the entire object.
I've got wheels - meaning I have a car
Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character.
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