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

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