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Flashcards in 2nd Vocab Deck (20):
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Anapest

Metrical pattern of two unaccounted syllables followed by an accented syllable(u u /)

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Anaphora

Repeating a sequence of words at the beginnings of neighboring clauses, thereby lending them emphasis

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Anastrophe

Inversion of the usual order of words

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Asyndeton

Conjunction deliberately omitted from a series of related clauses

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Aubade

A love poem set at dawn which bids farewell to the beloved

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Bildungsroman

A coming of age story

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Blank verse

Unrhymed iambic pentameter

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Caesura

A break or pause within a line of poetry indicated by punctuation and used to emphasize meaning

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Chiasmus

The figure of speech in which two or more clauses are related to each other through a reversal of structures in order to make a larger point; inverted parallelism

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Climax

The turning point of action or character in a literary work, usually the highest moment of tension

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Convention

A traditional aspect of a literary work, such as a soliloquy in a Shakespeare play

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Dactyl

A foot of poetry consisting of a stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables (/ u u)

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Denouement

The conclusion or tying up of loose ends in a literary work

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Dues ex machina

"God from the machine" who appears at the last moment and resolves the loose ends of a play

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Epanalepsis

A figure of speech defines by the repetition of the initial word of a clause or sentence at the end of that same clause or sentence. "The King is dead; long live the King"

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Epigram

A brief, witty poem

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Epistrophe

Repetition of the same word at the end of successive phrases, clauses, or sentences

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Lamb

A metrical foot consisting of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented one (u /)

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Idyll

A type of lyric poem which extols the virtues of an ideal place or time

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Leitmotif

A recurring theme, associated with a particular person, place, or idea