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English May Exam

Pleasurable poetry practice, and more...
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organic imagery
trying to capture underlying bodily feelings (hunger, thirst)
olfactory
scent imagery
tactile
touch imagery
gustatory
taste imagery
pathetic fallacy
when nature reflects the emotional qualities of a character ex: raining at a funeral. This is esp. imp. in Jane Eyre!!! :)
metonymy
using something closely associated with the object itself
ex: the Patriots rose up and fought the Crown
synecdoche
using a small part of something to refer to larger whole
ex: nice threads homie!
allegory
system of metaphor and allusion that refers to a story outside text (generally biblical or mythical)
oxymoron
short phrase seemingly contradictory but nevertheless true
ex: cold fire (Widow's Lament)
overstatement/hyperbole
to draw our attention to the truth by grossly over-exaggerating it
Irony
unexpected or unintended result, often of an action
allusion
reference to something outside text
tone
writer or speaker's attitude towards subject
free verse
absence of any pattern or meter
blank verse
un-rhymed iambic pentameter (Shakespeare!!)
caesuras/enjambment
pause within a line (period, comma)
iambic
unaccented, accented
ex: the cook
trochaic
accented, unaccented
ex: cookie
assonance
repetition of vowel sound
consonance
repetition of middle or end consonants
tetrameter
4 feet per line (so, 2x4=8 syllables per line)
pentameter
5 feet per line (so, 2x5=10 syllables per line)
apostrophe
an address to something inanimate or not there
Balthasar
tells Romeo in Act 4 about Juliet's "death"
Friar John
fails to relay message of plan to Romeo b/c held up in house b/c thought to have "the plague"