Poetic Glossary mind map

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  • Poetic Techniques
    • Colloquial
      • language that is used in speech with an informal meaning; 'chill', 'out of this world', 'take a rain check'.
    • Dissonance
      • a discordant combinations of sounds; the clash, spew and slow pang of grinding waves against the quay.
    • Pathos
      • language that evokes feelings of pity or sorrow
    • Dialect
      • the version of language spoken by particular people in a particular area, such as Scots.
    • Allegory
      • A symbolic narrative in which the surface details imply a secondary meaning
    • Caesura
      • A strong pause within a line of verse
    • Dactyl
      • A stressed syllable followed by two unstressed ones
    • Quatrain
      • A four-line stanza in a poem
    • Tercet
      • A three-line stanza,
    • Ode
      • long, stately poem in stanzas of varied length, meter, and form.
    • Meter
      • The measured pattern of rhythmic accents in poems.
    • Free verse
      • Poetry without a regular pattern of meter or rhyme.
    • Hyperbole
      • the deliberate use of exaggeration.
    • Ambiguity
      • here words/sentences have more than one meaning/ are open to numerous interpretations.
    • Semantic field
      • When a text (anything with words, whether it be spoken or written) has a topic or subject that a group of words relates to.


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