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English Poetry

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epic
a long narrative poem that records the adventures of a hero
ballad
a narrative poem written in four line stanzas characterized by swift action
assonance
repetition of a vowel sound within words
alliteration
repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of a word
figurative language
a form of language use in which writers and speakers convey something other than the literal meaning of their words
narrative poem
a poem that tells a story
consonance
a repetition of similar consonant sounds at the ends of words
hero
the principal character
ryhme
the matching of final vowel or consonant sounds in two or more words
end ryhme
the near duplication of sound that takes place at the ends of rhymes
speaker
the voice that talks the reader in the poem(not necessarely the poet)
couplet
two lines of verse that rhyme with eachother
internal rhyme
involves rhyming sounds within the same rhyme
catalogue
a long list in an epic poem
rhyme scheme
pattern of rhymed words, stanzas are linked by the rhyme scheme
imagery
poets way of getting you to see what he or she is describing exactly the way he or she sees it
lyric poem
characterized by revity, compression, and expression of feeling
simile
comparison between two things that have something in commom; uses as or like
metaphor
comparison between two unlike things that have something in common; does not use like or as
personification
the endowment of inanimate objects or abstract concepts with animate or living qualities
iambic pentameter
5 feet of unstressed/stressed syllables
sonnet
14 lines iambic pentameter
dramatic poetry
uses the action and dialogue of the characters involved; tells a story
stanza
division or unit of a poem that is repeated in the same form either with similar or identical pattern or rhyme and meter or with variations from one stanza to another