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2. Litotes

  • A figure of speech in which a positive is stated by negating its opposites
  • A figure of speech in which understatement is used for emphasis
  • A figure of speech in which deliberate exaggeration is used for emphasis

3. Romanticism

  • Extensive use of romantic imagery
  • A late 18th century-early 19th century movement that placed emphasis on the subjective personal experience of the individual. Nature used as a prominent theme.
  • A poem that depicts rural life in a peaceful, idealised way.

4. Enjambment

  • The continuation of a complete idea from one line to the next without a pause
  • Poems composed of either rhymed or unrhymed lines that have no set meter
  • A hidden layer of behind beneath the literal

5. Feminine Rhyme

  • A rhyme that occurs in the final unstressed syllable (eg. pleasure and leisure)
  • A rhyme that occurs in the final stressed syllable
  • A line or group of lines that is repeated throughout a poem. usually after every stanza

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