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grating sounds that are harsh or don't go together
(Two loves I have of comfort and despair
Which like two spirits do suggest me still)


formal poem suggesting death or mortality
("Elegy Written in a Church Courtyard")

End Rhyme

a rhyme that comes at the end of lines of poetry
(Her voice is lovely when she sings,
came to me last night in a dream,
In my head her voice still rings,
home pleasant last night must seem)


a long narrative poem written in elevated style about the adventures of a hero, often include the supernatural elements.
(The Odyssey)


a breif, clever saying in poetry that stands alone or in the larger work.
("candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker)


succession of harmonious sounds in poetry
(the lovely Linda strolled through the beautiful spring garden)


breif medieval tale used to teach lesson/sermon
("The King and His Wife" -- love your brother as yourself)


immediately reveals context and background info to audienence (Four Modes of Discource .... ACTS 1 and 2 of Shakespeare plays)


light, dramatic comedy with a satrical, highly improbable plot (The Importance of Being Earnest)

Figurtive Language

language containing figures of speech (metaphors and similes) to create imagnitive associations

Figures of Speech

expressions that create imaginitive associations (similes, metaphors, personification)


a character who highlights the characteristics of another character (King Lear and Glouster)


traditional stories, songs, dances and customs that occur before written literature and are passed orally
(Johnny Appleseed)

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