HHS AP English Vocabulary

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The stress given a syllable in pronunciation.
Narration restricted to a single meaning because its events represent specific ideas.
Repitition of the same consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
Brief reference to something in history or literature.
Word or phrase made from the letters of another word or phrase.
Repitition of internal vowel sounds.
A song transmitted from generation to generation that tells a story.
Language that is discordant and difficult to pronounce.
A pause within a line of poetry that contributes to the rhythm of the line.
An idea or expression that has become tired and over used.
A type of informal diction that reflects casual language,
Implication that goes beyond the literal meaning of a word.
Two consecutive lines of poetry that usually rhyme and have the same meter.
Dictionary meaning of a word.
Writer's choice of words that combine to create meaning.
Poetry that teaches a lesson.
Derogatory term used to describe poetry whose subject is trite.
Mournful lyric poem written to commemorate someone's death.
In poetry, one line that ends without pause and continues into the next line.
A brief witty poem that usually makes a satiric or humorous point.
Refers to language that is smooth and musically pleasant.
Ways of using language that deviate from literal meanings.
Poem that is categorized by its lines, meter, rhythm, or stanzas.
The metrical unit by which a line of poetry is measured.
Unintentional poem discovered in a nonpoetic context.
Poems that have no set structure.
A specific type of literature.
Exaggerated statement that adds emphasis without intending to be literally true.
Word or phrase that addresses the senses.
Literary device that uses contradictory statements or situations to reveal a reality different from what appears to be true.
Humorous style of fixed form poetry.
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A brief poem that expresses the personal emotions and thoughts of a single speaker.
A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things, without using the words like or as.
When a rhythmic pattern of stresses recurs in a poem.
The voice of the person telling the story.
A poetic stanza of 8 lines usually forming one part of a sonnet.
Lengthy lyric poem that often expresses lofty emotions in a dignified style.
Refers to the use of a word that resembles the sound it denotes.
Poetry that does not conform to established patterns of meter, rhyme, or stanza.
Statement that initially appears to be contracdictory but turns out to make sense.
A form of metaphor in which human characteristics are attributed to nonhuman things.
A type of open form poetry in which the poet arranges the lines of the poem so as to create a particular shape on the page.
Who tells the story and how it is told.
A play on words that relies on a word's having more than one meaning or sounding like another word.
A 4 line stanza.
Repitition of similar concluding syllables in different words, usually at the end of lines.
A stanza consisting of exactly 6 lines.
A type of fixed poetry consisting of 36 lines divided into six sestets.
A comparison between two things using words such as like or as.
A fixed form of poetry that consists of 14 lines.
A group of lines in poetry.
Emphasis given to a syllable in pronunciation.
Something that evokes a range of additional meaning beyond its literal significance.
The ordering of words into meaningful verbal patterns.
A 3 line stanza.
The central meaning of a literary work.
Author's attitude toward the reader.
A tercet in which all three lines rhyme.
Opposite of a hyperbole.
A generic term used to describe poetic lines composed in a measured rhythmical pattern.
A type of fixed form poetry consisting of 19 lines of any length divided into 6 stanzas.

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