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English Finals (H) literature vocab

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onomatopoeia
the use of words that imitate sounds
anoaphora
same words or phrases are repated throughout the poem
alliteration
constant sounds repeating at the beginning of words
consonance
repetition of consonant sounds
assonance
the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words
cacophony
group of words have a harsh sound
euphony
when a group of words have a soft pleasing sounds
rythm
beats created by the sounds of the words of a poem
inverted word order
words of a poem are not in the usual grammatical construction
meter
a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllablles
scansion
the process of marking the metrical pattern of a poem
free verse poetry
does not have any repeating patterns of stressed and unstressed syllables
blank verse poetry
written in lines of imabic pentameter, but does not use end rhyme
rhyme
words that sound alike because they share the same vowel and constanant sounds
exact rhyme
uses words with identical end sounds
internal rhyme
a word inside a line rhymes with another word at the same time
near rhyme
an almost rhyme
visual rhyme
words look like they rhyme than sound different
rhyme schme
pattern of end rhyme
simile
a comparison of two or more things using like or as
metaphor
a direct comparison of two unlike things
extended metaphor
a metaphor that goes several lines or possibly the entire length of a poem
symbolis
when a person, place, or thing or even that has meaning in itself also represents, or stands for something else
denotation
literal defenition
connotation
emtoional suggested defenition
diction
how all the words in a poem sound together once placed against eachtoher
-high or formal
-nutral
-low or informal
dialect
language that reflects on a certain culture or time period
speaker
the narrator of the poem
idiom
an epression where the literal meaning of the words is not the meaning of the expression
personification
an non human thing given human like qualities
allusion
to refer to something
literary allusion
when one word of literature refers to another
historical allusion
when a work of literature refers to a historical event
biblical allusion
when a work of literature refers to a character or event in the bible
mood or tone
the speakers attitude that is revealed by the words she or he chooses in the story
imagery
language that appears to the senses of sound, touch, taste
hyperbole
exageration often used for emphasis
litotes
understatment
synecdoche
a part stands for whole or vis versa
ex. england won the world cup...(they won more than a cup)
apostrophe
an absent person or an inatimate object that is spoken too as if he or she was actually there
stanza
a verse that is grouped together
form
apperence of the words on a page
enjambed line
a line of poetry that runs over into the next line in the poem without punctuation