Literary terms

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Anaphora
Repetition of a word/phrase at the start of a sentence consecutively
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Anti-Blazon
Compares his lover to unfavourable objects Eg. Sonnet 130
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Blank verse
Poetry containing unrhymed iambic pentameter
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Blazon
Metaphors, simile and hyperbole to describe the body parts of their lover
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Caesura
Pauses within a line or verse which interrupts the flow
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Cavalier poets
Often light heartened or libertine, they tackled political challenges with wit - supporters of Charles I
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Conceit
An extended metaphor
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Country House Poetry
Praised property of a wealthy patron. It was popular in 17th century England
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Elergy
A poem which reflects death
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Enjambent
Where lines are split across multiple lines both logically and grammatically
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Epigram
Short poem infused with wit
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Heroic Couplet
Written in iambic pentameter
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Iambic pentameter
Unstressed, stressed/da-DUM
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Italian Sonnet
Organised in an octet-sestet arrangement. The first 8 lines present a problem often in an abba abba rhyme pattern. A volte occurs offering a solution - cdcdcd rhyme scheme.
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Lyric poetry
Expresses personal feelings/emotions
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Masque
A type of play employing extravagant costumes, sets and large stage machinery, Often with present monarchs featuring in plots for performed at court.
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Metaphysical
Utilises an conceit to elaborate a central emotion of non-physical idea
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Meter
The pattern/rhyme of a poem's accents
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Ode
A long poem intelligently praises an object or person
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Pastoral
Literature portraying an idealised version of country life
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Petrachism
A poetic style modelled on the work of Petrarca - basis of sonnets, and the connection with love
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Picture Poem
A poem which has been stylistically formed to resemble a key idea of the poem
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Satire
A literary criticism of human nature or vanity
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Shakespearean Sonnet
Three quatrains with an abab cdcd efef rhyme scheme and a rhyming couplet at the end
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Sprezzatura
A studied carelessness
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Metaphors, simile and hyperbole to describe the body parts of their lover

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Pauses within a line or verse which interrupts the flow

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