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

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