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poetry

Terms

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metonymy
the use of something associated in place of the actual thing
allegory
can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning typically a moral or political one
genre
defined by intent or purpose (love, death, nature...)
hyperbole
an exaggeration
assonance
reppetition of vowel sounds
discourse time
a phrase that is sometimes used to help describe the difference between the time flow of the creation of a story and its contents.
vehicle
the descriptive part of the image or idea. a vehicle is that which the tenor is identified compared and/or associated and which must be unlike the tenor.
physical elements of form
the look on the page (stanza {quatrain, tercet, etc...} rhyme scheme {rhyming couplet, abcb..} no rhyme {blank verse} length of lines, number of lines
Literary Ballad
genre, has no specific form, it uses different forms. It is a genre of a lyrics subject poem written from a specific point of view, designed to look like a folk ballad but is not focused on an event, but a state of mind. deigned to be read not sung like a usual folk ballad, also metaphorics which is not in folk ballads
pun
a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings
quintrain
stanza of 5 lines
pyrrhic
soft soft
synesthesia
comparison of any overlapping senses
sonnet
14 lines, iambic pentameter, intricate rhyme scheme
sestet
stanza of 6 lines
euphemism
something more pleasant in place of something not pleasant
Who invented blank verse?
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey.
ode
genre. irregular form address to a particular subject, elevated style or manner
short meter
abbriviated first line of common meter (3,3,4,3)
villanelle
french form derived from italian folk song, retains circular pattern of peasant's dance. 5 tercets aba rhyme scheme followed by quatrain rhyming abaa. two refrains.
blank verse
unrhymed iambic pentameter
anapest
soft soft strong
elegy
genre. a formal lament for dead person.
rhyme
the reoccurance of the last stressed vowel sound and any other and any other syllables that follow. other types: eye rhyme, near rhyme, off rhyme
synecdoche
deals with a specific part in place of the whole
personification
gives something human like qualities
tercet
stanza of 3 lines, often all rhyme
stanza
a grouping of lines in poetry, 4 being a quatrain, comes from italian word for room
syntactic doubling
the same phrase or grouping of words can be applied differently depending on context
diction
word choice of a poet
simile
uses like or as to compare two things
dramatic monologue
a genre which may be written in any form typically fairly long spoken as if by the voice of a single speaker who is clearly not the speaker (dramatic mask) reveals a hidden character of the speaker
closed couplet
the second line in the couplet competes a thought, also called heroic couplet
Hymn meter
synonymous with ballad stanza and common meter
expletive
no conscious control over what is said, like a sigh
trochee
strong soft
iamb
soft strong
spondee
strong strong
Folk Ballad
objective, repetition, stock phrase to help memoriztion, many folk ballads are entirely in dialogue. the events are spread out for you, no commentary on morality or guilt. Never 1st person.
what is the point of the relationship between the tenor and vehicle?
to reveal new, suprising, even profound insights about the tenor by a kind of imaginative transference or "fusion" of the qualities and characteritics of the vehicle to the tenor
dactyl
strong soft soft
ballad stanza
quatrain of alternating line lengths of iambic tetrameter and trimeter
tenor
the subject of the idea or image, whether it is a metaphor, symbol, allusion or other figure.

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