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Parody
A literary work that criticises human misconduct, often associated with governance
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Quatrain
A four-line stanza
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Satire
A humerous, mocking imitation of a literary work
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Meter
The measured pattern of rhythmic accents in poems
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Metonymy
A figure of speech in which a closely related term is substituted for an object or idea (crown vs. king/queen)
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Spondee
A metrical foot represented by two stressed syllables (Knick-knack)
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Anthropomorphism
The attrubution of human qualities to a God or animal
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Volta
A shift in a poem to mark a change in tone or idea
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Personification
The endowment of inanimate objects with animate or living qualities
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Protagonist
The main character of a literary work
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Narrator
The voice and implied speaker of a literary text
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Pathetic Fallacy
The attribution of human feelings or emtions to inanimate objects
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Syntax
The grammatical order of words in a line
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Sonnet
A fourteen line poem in iambic pentameter
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Sestet
A six-line unit of verse
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Octave
An eight-line unit
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Irony
A contrast or discrepancy between what is said and what is meant
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Iamb
An unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one (to-Day)
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Lyric Poem
A peom characterised by brevity, compression and the expression of feeling
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Foot
A metrical unit
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Ode
A long stately poem in stanzas of varied length, meter and form
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Free Verse
Poetry without a regular pattern of meter or rhyme
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Epigram
A witty, rhymed couplet that often concludes a scene or summarises the meaning
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Hyperbole
Exaggeration for effect
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Onomatopoeia
Words to imitate sounds
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Imagery
A pattern of related aspects of language or images
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Foil
A character who contrasts and parallels the main character
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Figurative Language
Language that conveys something other than the literal meaning of the words
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Metaphor
A comparison between essentially dissimilar things
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Foreshadowing
A hint of future action
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Epic
A long narrative poem that records the adventures of a hero
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Couplet
A pair of lines within poetry
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Dactly
A stressed syllable followed by two unstressed ones (Flut-ter-ing)
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Enjambment
A run-one line in which an idea carries over from one line to the next
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Closed Form
A type of form of poetry characterised by regularity in rhyme, line length and metrical pattern
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Elision
The omission of an unstressed vowel or syllable to preserve the meter (o'er)
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Connotation
Associations with words beyond their dictionary meaning
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Ballad
Narrative poem written in four-line stanzas
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Denouement
The resolution of a literary work
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Allegory
A symbolic narrative with a secondary meaning
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Assonance
Repetition of a simliar vowel sound
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Antagonist
A character or force against which another character struggles
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Caesura
A strong pause within a line of verse
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Alliteration
Repetition of a consonant sound
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Anapest
Two unaccented syllables followed by an accented one (com-pre-Hend)
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Elegy
A poem that laments the dead
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Blank Verse
A line of poetry or prose written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
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A four-line stanza

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Quatrain

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A humerous, mocking imitation of a literary work

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The measured pattern of rhythmic accents in poems

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A figure of speech in which a closely related term is substituted for an object or idea (crown vs. king/queen)

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