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Words I Struggle With

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Hypophora
raising a question then proceeding to answer it
Epigram
a short poem intended to impart wisdom
Antimetabole
reversing the order of repeated words/clauses to intensify the sentence, present alternatives, or show contrast
Scansion
analysis of a poem's rhythm and meter
Anapestic
metrical measurement of two unstressed syllables and then one stressed one (u u ')
Iambic
a metrical foot with an unstressed first syllable and a stressed second syllable (u ')
Epistle
a letter directed or sent to a group of people
Spondee
a metrical foot with two stressed syllables (' ')
Euphuism
elegant Victorian prose style (filled with alliteration and similes)
Metabasis
brief summary of what has been said and what will follow
Antistrophe
repetition of a word or phrase at the end of successive lines
Hamartia
tragic flaw or error which brings down the protagonist of a tragedy
Metanoia
modifies a statement by recalling it and expressing it in a better way (Max is the best of all bichons, nay of all dogs.)
Diacope
repetition of words before and after syntactical break (We will do it, I tell you, we will do it.)
Lyric
poetry that explores the poet's personal interpretation of and feelings about the world
Epigraph
a quotation that is placed at the start of a work or section that expresses what will be said
Antecedent
a word, phrase, or clause that determines what a pronoun refers to
Trochaic
a metrical measurement of one stressed syllable and one unstressed (' u)
Hyperbaton
departure from normal word order; a form of inversion (a personality indescribable)
Litotes
type of understatement achieved by denying the opposite (Heat waves are not rare in summer.)
Aposiopesis
stopping abruptly and leaving statement unfinished
Dactylic
a metrical measurement of one accented syllable and two unaccented (' ' u)
Pyrrhic
a metrical foot with two unstressed syllables (u u)
Zeugma
word modifies two or more words for different meanings (The dance floor was square as was his personality.)
Anacoluthon
finishing a sentence with different grammatical structure from that with which it began
Epistrophe
repeat of same word(s) at the end of sentences
Appositive
a noun or phrase placed next to another noun, for the purpose of further describing
Palinode
a poem retracting a regretted derogatory statement

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