Poetry Definitions 2.txt

  1. elegy
    A poem that laments the death of a person or one that is simply sad and thoughtful
  2. enjambment
    the continuation of a complete idea from one line or couplet of a poem to the next line of couplet without a pause
  3. epic
    a long, serious poem that tells the story of a heroic figure
  4. epigram
    a very short, witty poem
  5. hyperbole
    a figure of speech in which deliberate exaggeration is used for emphasis
  6. idyll or idyl
    either a short poem depicting a peaceful, idealized country scene or a long poem that tells a story about heroic deeds or extraordinary events set in the distant past
  7. metaphor
    a figure of speech in which two things are compared, usually by saying one thing is another, or by substituting a more descriptive word for the more common or usual word that would be expected.
  8. metonymy
    a figure of speech in which one world is substituted for another with which it closely associated
  9. onomatopoeia
    a figure of speech in which words are used to imitate sounds
  10. personification
    a figure of speech in which things or abstract ideas are given human attributes
  11. quatrain
    a stanza or poem of four lines
  12. romanticism
    the principles and ideas of a movement in literature band the arts during the late 18th and early 19th centuries; favored feeling over reason and placed great emphasis on the subjective (personal) experience of the individual. Nature was a major theme
  13. simile
    a figure of speech in which two things are compared using the word "like" or "as"
  14. synecdoche
    a figure of speech in which a part is used to designate the whole or the whole is used to designate a part
  15. trope
    a figure of speech, such as a metaphor or metonymy, in which words are not used in their literal sense but in a figurative sense
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Poetry Definitions 2.txt
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