English 12 Poetic Terms

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Archaic Language
preserving features that are no longer present in language
Cacophony
a mix of discordant sounds
Chorus
a line or lines that are repeated in poetry or ballads
Epic
a lengthy narrative poem, ordinarilly concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to aculture or nation
Epigram
a breif, clever and usually memorable statement
Epitaph
a short text honoring a deceased person
Euphony
a pronounciation of letters and syllables, which is pleasing to the ear
Extended Metaphor
a metaphor that continues onto the sentences that follow
Internal Phyme
rhyme that occurs in a single line of verse
Juxtaposition
the extra emphasis given to a comparison when the contrasted objects are close together
Pastoral
refers to rural subjects and aspects of life in the countryside among shepards, cowherds and other farm workers that are often romanticized and deoicted in highly unrealistic manner
Proverb
a simple and concrete saying popularly known and repeated, which expresses a truth, based on a common sense or the practical experience of humanity