Flashcards in English Final Deck (75)
A line of verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable. For example: Two households, both alike in dignity
When the author implies that something will happen later on in the book by embedding hints in the text.
A speech given by an actor on stage, usually when alone
A speech given by an actor alone on stage--reveals character's inner thoughts/feelings
A series of sentences spoken between people, a conversation
When events build up to a climax, usually act two in plays
The turning point in a piece of work, usually act three of a play
When the action starts to slow and lead to the end of the book, act four in plays
The ending of a story where the issues get cleared up, act five of a play
Written or spoken language in ordinary form, without metrical structure, as distinguished from poetry or verse
Two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, that form a unit
A play on words
A poem with no rhyme but does have iambic pentameter.
Poetry that does not rhyme or have regular meter
Saying one thing but meaning another, doing something but meaning the opposite, contrast between appearance and actuality
When a person says one thing but means the opposite
When the audience knows something that the characters do not
A situation in which the outcome is different than what is expected
"Little song" a poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes, in English typically having ten syllables per line
When a non-human object is given human qualities
A brief reference to an event or person from history, literature, or popular culture, which is meant to activate background knowledge
A comparison made without using "like" or "as"
A comparison made using "like" or "as"
The narrative voice of the poem (not necessarily the poet)
The place where an event goes on, where something is set
When main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, often as a result of tragic flaw
The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities, using symbolic images and indirect suggestions to express other ideas
Vivid figurative language that appeals to one of the five senses