16 terms

Poetry Terms 2 Henry

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antithesis
strongly contrasting words, clauses, sentences Balancing one term against another
blank verse
unrhymed verse (usually in iambic pentameter) Most of Shakespeare's plays
cacophony
harsh, jarring, discordant sound; dissonance dont for effect
conceit
elaborate analogy or extended metaphor
didactic poem
It's main purpose is to teach a lesson
dramatic poem
example- dramatic monologue. dramatic form
euphony
pleasant, harmonious sound used for effect
free verse
not written in traditiona meter but is still rhythmical. Walt Whitman is the most notable
Oxymoron
conjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')
parallelism
the use of a series of words, phrases, or sentences that have similar grammatical form
sibilance
hissing sounds represented by s, z, sh
style
manner of expression by an author.
stylistic techniques
diction, detail, snytax, figurative language, imagery, sound devices,
syntax
the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
shift
change of idea or directio in a poem
understatement
a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said In Macbeth, "Twas a rough night"