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List #4 (AP Lit and Comp)

List #4 (AP Lit and Comp)
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caesura
(n.) a pause or break within a line of poetry
epistrophe
(n.) repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.
panacea
(n.) a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems
lampoon
(n./v.) to ridicule with satire; a mocking, satirical assault on a person or situation
lyric poem
(n.) a poem with song-like quality that that does not tell a story, but expresses the observations and feelings of a single speaker
Spenserian Sonnet
(n.) a sonnet consisting of three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab bcbc cdcd ee
trochee
(n.) a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable
polysyndeton
(n.) the use, for rhetorical effect, of more conjunctions than is necessary or natural
chiasmus
(n.) a statement consisting of two parallel phrases in which the second is structurally reversed ("Susan walked in, and out walked Mary.")
supplication
(n.) a humble appeal or request