8 terms

Literature Terms DA12 this week

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epiphany
term used to describe a moment of revelation or insight in which a character recognizes some truth
in media res
a storytelling technique used in epic poems; in Latin it means "in the middle of things"
rhyme scheme
regular pattern or rhyming words in a poem or stanza
meter
a poem's rhythmical pattern, which is determined by the number and types of stresses, or beats, in each line
free verse
poetry not written in a regular rhythmical pattern or meter
prose, poetry, drama
the three major types of literature
iambic pentameter
the type of poetry meter in which one foot contains one unstressed syllable followed by one stressed syllable
ballad
a songlike poem that tells a story, often one dealing with adventue or romance