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

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