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a situation, or use of language, involving some kind of incongruity or discrepancy
a 6-line stanza
a figure of speech in which something means more than what it is
a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole
a rhyme in which the repeated accented vowel sound is in the final syllable of both words
a sonnet consisting of an octave and a sestet, typically using the rhyme scheme abba abba cdcdcd or abba abba cdecde. It poses a problem or situation in the octave, then offers a r
a rhyme in which the repeated accented vowel is in either the second or third-last syllable of the words involved
a figure of speech that consists of saying less than one means
the writer's attitude toward the subject, the audience, or herself or himself; the emotional coloring or meaning of a work
the basic unit of measurement in metrical verse, usually containing one accented syllable and either one or two unaccented syllables
Agreed upon and understood rules, practices, and procedures of production
the repetition of consonant sounds in close proximity used for a desired effect
a reference in a work of literature to something outside the work, often from the Bible, Greek mythology, or another well-known work of art or literature
a line that has no natural speech pause at its end, allowing the meaning to flow uninterruptedly into the next line
an 8-line stanza
any syllable given more prominence in pronunciation than its neighbors
a god introduced into a play to resolve the plot
any poem using a set length and pattern prescribed by previous usage or tradition, such as the sonnet, villanelle, or ballad
any fixed pattern of rhyming throughout a poem
the process of measuring the metrical pattern in a poem
a figure of speech in which someone absent or dead, or something non-human, is addressed as if it were present and could reply
a long speech made by one actor in a play, film, etc, esp when alone
a figure of speech in which an explicit comparison is made between two things essentially unlike using 'like' or 'as'
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a figure of speech in which human attributes are given to an animal, object, or concept
the repetition of vowel sounds in close proximity used for a desired effect
the use of something closely related for the thing actually meant
a speech pause occurring within a line
metrical language, opposite of prose
writing that uses figures of speech as opposed to literal language
a part of an actor's lines supposedly not heard by others on the stage and intended only for the audience.
a figurative device sustained for several lines or throughout an entire poem
part of the stage to the right/left of the performer facing the audience
the repetition of the accented vowel sound and all succeeding sounds in important or importantly positioned words
the character defect that causes the downfall of the protagonist of a tragedy; hamartia
a statement or situation containing apparently contradictory or incompatible elements
a smooth, pleasant-sounding choice and arrangement of sounds
an adversary to the main character, one who presents conflict in a story
a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy
two successive lines, usually in the same meter, linked by rhyme
one or more unstressed syllables at the beginning of a line of verse
a harsh, discordant, unpleasant arrangement of sounds
deliberate exaggeration or overstatement
a restatement of the content of a poem designed to make its prose meaning as clear as possible
writing that appeals to all of our senses
a story in which people, things and events have another meaning
a person or thing that is chronologically out of time or place
DefinitionWord
a four-line stanza, usually used in a sonnet marked off by its rhyme scheme
any wavelike recurrence of motion or sound; a “beat” created when poetry is read aloud
the regular patterns of accent that underlie metrical verse
a rhyme in which the repeated accented vowel is in the final syllable of the words involved
a dramatic composition, often in verse, dealing with a serious or somber theme, typically that of a great person destined through a flaw of character or conflict with some overpowe
unrhymed, non-metered poetry
front half/back half of the stage
a group of lines in poetry whose metrical pattern is repeated throughout the poem. In free verse, a stanza is simply a group of lines set off by line breaks in the poem.
repetition of an opening word or phrase in a series of lines
rhymes that occur at the end of the lines
words in a rhyming pattern that have some sound correspondence but are not exact rhymes (ex: fit/hate)
a short composition having the intentions of poetry but written in prose rather than verse
a repeated word, phrase, line, or group of lines, normally at some fixed position in a poem written in stanzaic form
the use of words that supposedly mimic their meaning in their sound
a line in a poem that ends with a natural speech pause, usually marked by punctuation
a figure of speech in which an implicit comparison is made between two things essentially unlike
the repetition at close intervals of the final consonant sounds of accented syllables or important words
the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work
unrhymed iambic pentameter
a sonnet using three coordinate quatrains with an alternating rhyme pattern (abab, cdcd, efef) and a concluding rhyming couplet (gg). It usually shows subtle shifts in thought at e
an utterance or discourse by a person who is talking to himself or herself or is disregardful of or oblivious to any hearers present

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