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Poetry Terms

I know there are alot missing. if any of y'all has a full list, please email me the words that aren't in this. THX

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alliterationrepetition of sounds (ex: Oh wild west wind)
allusionreference to a familiar thing or person
assonancerepetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants )ex: gilded monuments/ of princes shall outlive this... (vowel sound-- i)
blank verseunrhymed poetry, usually 10 syllables, five syllables stressed (ex: but SOFT! what LIGHT through YONder WINdow BREAKS?
connotationnon-dictionary definition
couplettwo secessive lines that form a single verse (ex: The which if you with patient ears attend/what here shall miss,our toil shall strive to mend/
denotationdictionary definition
epiclong story-poem about someone famous (ex: oddessy)
figurative languagelanguage not ment to be interpreted literally (ex: he went through the roof)
figure of speechword/phrase that describes something in a way that isn't literally true (ex: simile,metaphor,personification,irony,symbol)
imageword/phrase which brings picture that appeals to the senses, to mind
ironyfigure of speech where writer says something and implies teh opposite( ex: huck helps jim escape, and feels like he is comitting a sin...)
meterorganized rythmic pattern created by repetition of same foot , there are three common ones:anapestic (in-ter-VENE), dactylic(HIS-to-ry), iambic(de-FEND the HOUSE)
sonnetlyric poem of 14 lines usually written in iambic pentameter.


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