Key terms for English Lit

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What is mock-heroic?
Used to describe poetry that satirizes the heroic style.
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What is pathos?
The power of arousing pity or sadness.
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What is syntax?
The way in which words are arranged to form phrases and or sentences.
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What is a quatrain?
A stanza or poem of four lines.
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What is a stream of consciousness?
Portrays an individual's point of view in a loose interior monologue.
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What are rhyming couplets?
Two lines that rhyme in verse.
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What is assonance?
The rhyming of vowel sounds.
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What is a ballad?
Narrative poem.
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What is an octave?
Eight lines of verse.
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What is satire?
Use of ridicule to expose vice or folly.
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What is blank verse?
A type of poetry with regular meter but no rhyme.
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What is caesura?
Pause in a line of verse.
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What is colloquial?
Informal and uses phrases or words associated with a particular area.
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What is a soliloquy?
A speech made by a person while alone.
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What is conceit?
Too high opinion of oneself.
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What is a sonnet?
A fourteen line poem with a fixed rhyme scheme.
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