Poetic Devices (English 10 HON)
Terms in this set (39)
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
A comparison of two different things that are similar in some way
Repetition of vowel sounds
a song-like poem that tells a story, often one dealing with adventure and romance
unrhymed iambic pentameter (a line of verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable, for example Two households, both alike in dignity)
A harsh, discordant mixture of sounds
A word with context ("corpse" (human body) vs. "carcass" (dead body, usually of an animal))
Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in close proximity (A flock of sick, black-checkered, ducks).
the continuation of a sentence without a pause until at a punctuation
long narrative poem on a hero and his journey
pleasant, harmonious sounds mixed together
An indirect, less offensive way of saying something that is considered unpleasant ("The Departing" for a dead human)
Language that cannot be taken literally since it was written to create a special effect or feeling.
A japanese form of poetry, consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (action in nature/a state --> realization).
A contrast between expectation and reality
to express sorrow; to grieve
A type of poetry that explores the poet's personal interpretation of and feelings about the world.
a comparison between two unlike things/the comparison happens for an extended time (throughout a poem or throughout a novel) - "My love is a red rose".
Know the patterns of iambic (unrhymed), trochaic (showcasing trochees, long/stressed syllables followed by short/unstressed syllables).
point of view
Placing accent marks on a line of poetry
A comparison using "like" or "as"
A word that imitates the sound it represents (cuckoo, sizzle, ring)
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase (a jumbo shrimp).
A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth (pretty ugly).
Exaggerated to utter ridiculousness
A work of literature dealing with rural life/countryside.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
A line or set of lines repeated several times over the course of a poem.
Repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis
Repetition of sounds at the end of words
sibilants, plosives, nasals, aspirate
A group of lines in a poem
A thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract.
Central idea of a work of literature
Quatrain, turn, rhymed couplet, iamb, the question, the resolution, the exact form of 14 lines of iambic pentameter with a rhyme scheme of ababcdcdefefgg
azure, countenance, ope, bucolic, quaff, pallid, sublime, 'tis, o'er, nymph, sylvan, verdant, elixir, diaphanous, gossamer, comely, muse, pensive, paltry, halcyon, gambol