English Poetry

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Allegory
Hidden meaning within story
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Alliteration
Selection of words beginning with same letter
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Anaphora
Repetition of the same word or expression at the start of successive lines/stanzas of poetry
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Anthropomorphism
Human characteristics to an item, animal or plant e.g. Bambi
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Antithesis
A thought or idea which is balanced by contrasting thought e.g. 'it was the best of times and the worst of times'
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Assonance
Repetition of vowels
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Connotation
Associated meanings
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'Death of the author'
Literary theory (associated with French critic Roland Barthes) based on actual absence of author and intentions from text - where does interpretation begin. Not what the author intends, it's your interpretation
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Enjambement
The line continues mid sentence onto the next line
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Epithet
A term used/descriptive substitute for a person/thing e.g. The Great in the expression 'Alfred the Great' or 'The Great Emancipator' for Abraham Lincoln
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Iamb or Iambic
Most common metrical foot consisting of two syllables - a short, unaccented syllable followed by a long, accented syllable e.g. a-VOID
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Interpellation
Term (used in particular by French political thinker Louis Althusser) used to describe an interjection that interrupts the text/proceedings (interpelling)
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Irony
Saying or doing the opposite of what's expected
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Metaphor (extended metaphor)
A subject that means something else
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Metrical feet
unit of rhythm/meter when a stanza is divided into syllables, one of which is long/accented e.g. either iambic or trochaic metrical feet. Beats in a line
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Neoclassical
A form 18th C writing modelled on classical/latin forms and conventions
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Onomatopoeia
the formation of a word associated with what is named after e.g. Crash, bang etc.
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Oxymoron
two words that contradict each other e.g. faith unfaithful kept him falsely untrue
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Pastoral
Rural living is idilic
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Dialogue
A conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play or film
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Omniscient
A narrator who is not a character he/she knows everything
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Caesura
A pause near the middle of the line. A break between words within a metrical foot
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Persona
Use a point of view (not the poet's) for the purpose of narration
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Quatrain
4 lines in a stanza
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Rhapsody
suitable for speaking
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Rhetoric
The effective and sometimes persuasive use of language (rhetorical questions)
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Romantic movement
Reacting to the industrialisation of Europe
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Satire
Taking the mick
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Stanza
Breaking up the poem into paragraphs
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Symbolism
Something represents another
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Trochee/Trochaic
Opposite to iambic. A metrical foot with a long, accented syllable followed by a short unaccented syllable e.g. SOFT-est WOOL-ly
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Patriarchal
Lead by males
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Card 2

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Selection of words beginning with same letter

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Alliteration

Card 3

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Repetition of the same word or expression at the start of successive lines/stanzas of poetry

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Card 4

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Human characteristics to an item, animal or plant e.g. Bambi

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Card 5

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A thought or idea which is balanced by contrasting thought e.g. 'it was the best of times and the worst of times'

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