Final review POETRY alec

  1. Line
    Unit of poetry
  2. Stanza
    Group of lines
  3. Enjambment
    When one line goes into the next
  4. Speaker
    The "voice of the poem; the identity or persona that a poet creates to be narrating the poem. Not the poet.
  5. Figurative Language
    Language used non-literally to create a special effect or feeling. Created through the use of figurative devices
  6. Simile
    A comparison of two unlike things that uses a word of comparison such as like, as, resembles or seems.
  7. Metaphor
    A comparison of two unlike things without a word of comparison.
  8. Extended Metaphor
    developed throughout poem.
  9. Implied Metaphor
    not actually stated, but suggested by specific details.
  10. Hyperbole
    Extreme exaggeration that emphasizes an idea.
  11. Understatement
    A way of emphasizing an idea by talking about it in a restrained way.
  12. Personification
    Speaking or writing of an animal, object or idea as if it were a person; ascribing human emotions to non-human things.
  13. Diction
    Author's choice of words based on correctness, clarity or effectiveness.
  14. Dialect
    Unique pronunciations of words that occur in specific geographical regions or classes. Deals in sounds of words. Altered spelling.
  15. Denotation
    Literal meaning of a word
  16. Connotation
    Implications, suggestions, and emotional associations that go with a word.
  17. Tone
    Attitude an author has toward his/her subject
  18. Mood
    Overall feeling
  19. Allusion
    A literary reference to a familiar person, place, thing or event. Effectiveness depends on audiences knowledge of reference.
  20. Alliteration
    Repetition of initial consonant sounds of words
  21. Consonance
    Repetition of consonant sounds in the middle of words
  22. Assonance
    Repetition of vowel sounds without repeating consonants.
  23. Rhyme
    Sameness of sound found between words.
  24. Exact rhyme
    Rhyme is exact
  25. Near rhyme/slant rhyme/approximate rhyme
    Almost a rhyme
  26. End rhyme
    Rhyme at end of a line
  27. Internal rhyme
    Rhyme in middle of a line
  28. Rhythm
    The regular or random occurrence of sound in poetry
  29. Meter
    The patterned repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry determined by the type and number of feet per line
  30. Scansion
    The analysis of metrical patterns of verses, marking stressed and unstressed syllables
  31. Foot
    The smallest pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line
  32. Blank Verse
    Unrhymed iambic pentameter
  33. Substitution
    The use of foot other than the one regularly demanded
  34. Repetition
    The use of a word or phrase multiple times close together
  35. Refrain
    The repetition of a line or phrase at regular intervals, especially at the end of a stanza
  36. Anaphora
    Type of repetition. Repetition of an identical word or group of words in successive verses or clauses, usually at the beginning of lines.
  37. Imagery
    Words and phrases that appeal to the senses
  38. Eye rhyme
    Words spelled similarly but don't rhyme
  39. Free verse
    Poetry that does not have regular meter or rhyme scheme.
  40. One Foot
  41. Two Feet
  42. Three Feet
  43. Four Feet
  44. Five Feet
  45. Six Feet
  46. Seven Feet
  47. Eight Feet
  48. lamb
    Unstressed, stressed
  49. Trochee
    Stressed, unstressed
  50. Spondee
  51. Anapest
    2 unstressed, stressed
  52. Sactyl
    Stressed, 2 unstressed
  53. Pyrric
    2 unstressed
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Final review POETRY alec