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Poetry semester 2 serb
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Writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid.
A comparison of two unlike things using like or as
a comparison between two unlike things
States the 2 things being compared
States one part of comparison
Comparison continued throughout a large majority of Poem
Comparison between two almost startling different things
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
the presentation of something as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually is.
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
poetry that has a meter
A word at the end of one line rhymes with a word at the end of another line
A word inside a line rhymes with another word on the same line
the repetition of the same stressed vowel sound as well as any consonant sounds that follow the vowel
rhyme in which the vowel sounds are nearly, but not exactly the same (i.e. the words "stress" and "kiss"); sometimes called half-rhyme, near rhyme, or partial rhyme
Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning
Repetition of vowel sounds
Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in close proximity.
the use of words that imitate sounds
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
Inversion of the natural or usual word order
a figure of speech in which one directly addresses an absent or imaginary person, or some abstraction or an object
a poetic meter that is made up of 5 stressed syllables each followed by an unstressed syllable
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader
A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
A play on words
Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character
Change in meaning
a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
Poetry which focuses on expressing the poets thoughts and feelings to create a single unique impression
A lyric poem that mourns the death of a person or laments something lost
Elaborate, generally long lyric poem on a serious subject
English Sonnet (Shakespearean Sonnet)
(14 lines) Three quatrains followed by a couplet The most common rhyme scheme for this sonnet is abab cdcd efef gg
abab bcbc cdcd ee
Italian Sonnet (Petrarchan)
fourteen line poem broken into an octave and a sestet
Non dramatic, objective poem which tells a story or narrative
A poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas
A long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
a poem with six stanzas of six lines in which the end words in the lines of the first stanza are repeated, in a set order of variation, as the end words of the stanzas that follow.
A French verse form, strictly calculated to appear simple and spontaneous; five tercera and a final quatrain rhyming aba aba aba aba aba aba abaa. Lines 1,6,2,18 and 3,9,15,19 are the refrain
A line or set of lines repeated several times over the course of a poem.
eight line stanza
6 line stanza
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