AP English Lit Terms

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a group of two or more syllables in which one syllable has the major stress, forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
the repetition of internal vowel sounds in nearby words that do not end the same
a writer's choice of words, phrases, etc. which help create meaning
a type of brief poem that expresses the personal emotions and thoughts of a single speaker
a form of metaphor in which human characteristics are attributed to nonhuman things
a light, humorous style of fixed form poetry
a three-line stanza
when one line of poetry continues into the next line; a run-on line
a simple narrative poem of folk origin
a grouping of lines in poetry that usually has a set pattern of meter and rhyme
the ordering of words into meaningful verbal patterns
a poem consisting of thirty-six lines divided into six sestets and a three-line concluding stanza called an envoy
a word, phrase, or figure of speech that addresses the senses
the repetition of the same consonant sounds in a sequence of words
a symbolic narrative
the dictionary meaning of a word
a comparison between two unlike things
the author's implicit attitude toward the reader or the people, places, and events in a work
two consecutive lines of poetry that usually rhyme and have the same meter
the emphasis, or accent, given a syllable in pronunciation
'good sound'; language that is smooth and pleasant to the ear
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a lengthy lyric poem that often expresses lofty emotions in a dignified style
an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally
the emphasis on a syllable in pronunciation
poetic lines composed in a measured rhythmical pattern
the central meaning or dominant idea in a literary work
a reference to a person, place, thing, event, or idea in history or in literature
a mournful lyric poem written to commemorate someone who is dead
free verse; a type of poetry that doesn't conform to established patterns of meter, rhyme, and stanza
the use of a word that resembles the sound it denotes; ex: buzz, rattle
a four-line stanza
an unintentional poem discovered in a nonpoetic context
a fixed form of lyric poetry that consists of fourteen lines, usually written in iambic pentameter
a class or category
a play on words
eye, end, internal, masculine, feminine, exact, near
language that is discordant and difficult to pronounce
ways of using words that deviate from the literal, denotative meaning
something used for or regarded as representing something else
a word or phrase made from the letters of another word or phrase
the voice of the person telling the story
the secondary meaning of a word developed through associational usage
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the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning
a recurring rhythmic pattern of stresses in a poem
first-person, third-person omniscient, third-person obejective (limited)
rude, crude, or poor (describing poetry)
a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared using words such as 'like' and 'as'
an idea or expression that has become tired and trite from overuse
a figure of speech that says less than is intended
a type of fixed form poetry consisting of nineteen lines and divided into five tercets and a concluding quatrain
informal diction
a poetic stanza of eight lines
a brief, pointed, and witty poem that usually makes a satiric or humorous point
a tercet in which all three lines rhyme
poetry designed to teach a lesson
poems characterized by their nonconformity to established patterns of meter, rhyme, and stanza
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth
a stanza consisting of exactly six lines
a poem that may be categorized by the pattern of its lines, meter, rhythm, or stanzas
a type of open form poetry in which the poet arranges the lines of the poem so as to create a particular shape
a pause within a line of poetry

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