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Assonance
Uses the same or similar vowel sounds near each other
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Ballad
Slow poem about 'love'
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Blank verse
Not rhyming but has a rhythm
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Caesura
A break in the flow of sound iv a verse caused by the endng of a word
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Closed Couplet
A rhymed couplet which the sense is complete
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Conceit
Too much pride in your worth
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Connotations
An idea that a word makes you think about in addition to its meaning
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Consonance
Harmony or aggreement among components "stroke of luck"
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Dionysius
Greek God for ecstasy and vegetation
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Dirge
Poem expressing grief over a death
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Dissonance
Words that have no connection and used to create an unpleasant effect
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Enjambment
The running over of a sentence
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Epic
A long narrative poem with an exalted style and heroic theme
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Epitaph
A poem that sums up someone's life
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Hyperbole
An exaggeration of lanuage
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Motif
A recurrent image, word, phrase, theme, character or situation
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Octosyllabic couplet
A stanza that has eight syllables in one of two lines
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Onomatopoeia
USe of words to immitate non-verbal sounds 'hiss'
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Oxymoron
Two opposities are placed next to each other
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Pathetic Fallacy
Personification that involves human emotions
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Pentameter
A poetic line of 5 feet
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Persona
The way a character behaves
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Quatrain
A fourl ine stanza
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Rhyme Royal
Seven line stanza ababbcc
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Sestet
A six line stanza
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Sonnet
A poem made up of 14 lines that rhyme in a fixed pattern
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Stress
Puts emphasis on a certain letter/word
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Synaethesia
Describes sounds as colours/ colours as tastes
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Tercet
A rhyming 3 line stanza
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Trope
Turns meaning from literal to figuritive
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Aesthetics
Narture of art
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Allegory
Converys hidden meanings
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Allusion
A figure of speech
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Ambiguity
Open to more than one interpretation
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Anti-hero
Someone who lacks heroic qualities
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Archetype
A primitive mental image
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Denovement
How a plot turns out
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Deterministic
The quality of a character that leads to one conclusion
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Dystopia
A frightening environment
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Hubris
A pirde that destroys a character
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Ideology
A coprehensive world view - personal
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Irony
Something which was intended to have a particular result has the opposite
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Magical Realism
Unusual/unnatural events happen that is normal in the text
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Montage
Combining smaller parts
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Naturalism
Life as it is/not over or under exaggerated
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Paradoxical
Language that changes the readers habit of thought
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Polemic
Tries to stir controversy
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Prose
Doesn't have a rhythm/oattern
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Surrealism
Visual and unreal
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Syntax
Order of words and clauses in a sentence
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Card 2

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Slow poem about 'love'

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Ballad

Card 3

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Not rhyming but has a rhythm

Back

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Card 4

Front

A break in the flow of sound iv a verse caused by the endng of a word

Back

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Card 5

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A rhymed couplet which the sense is complete

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