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A poetic style that lacks a regular meter or rhyme.
A stanza with 2 lines
ABBA Rhyme Scheme
An opposite movement to romanticism, focuses on reality
Referring to something indirectly or metaphorically
Language that seems 'out of time'
Fiction about Fiction is called
In poetry when the speaker addresses an abstract concept
The creation of patterns in a text through the repetition of language
The arrangement of the text and language in it
A foot of poetry made up of three syllables: one stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables.
Where a metaphor is recurrent in a text
A text which presents a nightmare of a future (Anything by Atwood)
An anti-climax or disappointment in a text
Philosophical movement that focuses on the individual experience, not about the big picture e.g. Universe is meaningless
Alliteration with soft constant sounds (ch, sh, th, s)
A narrative poem
Rhyming within a line of verse, a word in the middle rhymes with a word at the end of a line
A character which a novel/work is named after
When the non-human are given human qualities
Description of TermTerm
Language that could be considered slang
Rhyming of one or more unstressed syllables
Another word for a 'word'
A semantic contrast in the text
A narrative technique that shows the flow of thoughts going through a character's head
Where two lines next to each other have the same rhyme, e.g. AA
Rhyming pairs of verse in iambic pentameter.
A word in a text refers back to other ideas in the text for its meaning
The period which saw the romantic and neoclassical movements thrive, happened between 1660s ish and Queen Vic
The genre of when a writer includes both realistic and fantastic elements
ABABCDECDE Rhyme Scheme
A movement of literature that was all about spontaneous emotion and Nature (late 1700s, early 1800s)
When texts reference other texts e.g. A novel may refer to a poem
A Stanza with 8 lines
A mid-line pause in a poem
The setting/time the text was written or set
When the ordering of words is rearranged
A poem with 14 lines
The movement/period which included the likes of Shakespeare and Donne
When the meaning of a word has changed over time
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The deliberate downplaying of events/things for effect
A descriptive or metaphorical use of language to create an vivid picture for the reader/audience
A stanza with 4 lines
The use of speech, words or text which is not used in modern speech
When a narrative resembles or reflects real life
ABAB CDCD EFEF GG Rhyme Scheme
The creation of patterns in a text through meanings and ideas
Collective term used to describe variations in pitch, loudness, tempo, intonation, stress and rhythm in speech
A group of words connected by meaning or connotations
A poetic form which consists of six stanzas which all have six lines each and repeat words
A poetic foot made up of two unstressed syllables
The ordering of words
ABAB Rhyme Scheme
Theatre within theatre is called
Three stanzas of 'ABABBCBC' followed by 'BCBC' Rhyme Scheme
When something kind of rhymes
A stanza with 6 lines
A coming of age story
The type of thing the text is. E.g. Is it a poem, a monologue, a sonnet etc
A deliberate exaggeration of events/things for effect
Description of TermTerm
Where a text/phrase/word/something has more than one meaning
A poetic form whose stanzas have eight lines and follow an ABABABCC rhyme scheme.
A unit of poetic meter containing five feet
When the weather/general environment reflects the mood of the text
ABABBCC Rhyme Scheme
Where descriptive words come before the thing they are describing
A movement of literature that was inspired by classical culture (18th century)
The movement that was full of revolutionary thinking and wanted to start a tradition of the new, included writers like Virginia Woolf
Rhymes ending in a stressed syllable, such as “hells” and “bells.”
Verse that has no rhyme scheme, but does have a regular meter
A unit of poetic meter where an unstressed meter is followed by a stressed meter
The Greek word for 'emotions', when the text gets the reader to feel something
Where descriptive words come after the thing they are describingg
Things that aid communication beyond language (e.g. body language, the way something is said)
The method of spelling words/ correctly spelling words
Rhyming the exact same word in the exact same sense
ABBA ABBA CDE CDE Rhyme Scheme
The part of the narrative where the plot resolves itself, main action
A stanza with 3 lines
The period post world war two where people do crazy things with their literature.

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