Literary Devices

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Rhythmical or Metrical Pause
End of line/stanza, timed with the rhythm of the verse
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Caesural Pause
Slight, natural break in line, sometimes indicated by punctuation
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Suspensive Pause
No punctuation at end of the line. Meaning continues to next line. The last word in the line is suspended by pitch and length
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End-stopping
punctuation at the end of a line
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Enjambment
sense continues onto the next line
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Alliteration
Repetition of intitial consonant
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Assonance
Repetition of vowel sound
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Antithesis
Strong contrast between two words, phrases or ideas. E.g. black to white
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Simile
One thing is likened to another
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Metaphor
One this is described to be another e.g. He is an ***
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Onomatopoeia
Words that sound like their meaning e.g. pop
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Pun
When a word could mean two different things to humorous effect
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Personification
Inanimate objects given human characteristics
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Metric feet
a repeated pattern of syllables
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Iambic
Unstressed-stressed
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Trochee
Stressed-Unstressed
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Feminine ending
Extra light syllable placed at the end of the line
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Elision
Removal of a syllable to fit the metre
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Blank Verse
Unrhymed iambic pentametre
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Shakespearian Sonnet
ABAB CDCD EFEF GG Octave expresses the situation, Sestet comes to conclusion
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Petrachan Sonnet
ABAB ABAB CDECDE Octave:two quatrains Sestet:two tercets
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Volte
Gap between octave and sestet
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Card 2

Front

Slight, natural break in line, sometimes indicated by punctuation

Back

Caesural Pause

Card 3

Front

No punctuation at end of the line. Meaning continues to next line. The last word in the line is suspended by pitch and length

Back

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Card 4

Front

punctuation at the end of a line

Back

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Card 5

Front

sense continues onto the next line

Back

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