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Hyperbole

A figure of speech in which emphasis is achieved by deliberate exaggeration

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Connotation

What a word or phrase suggests emotionally or by association as distinct from what it literally means

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Denotation

Literal definition airy definition of the word

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Metaphysical poetry

Hey term applied to the poetry of John done Andrew marble and 17 century poet who wrote and similarly difficult and abstract styles

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Euphemism

The substitution of a mild indirect or fake expression for one thought to be offensive harsh or blunt

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Euphuism

The affected ornate style of writing fashionably in England at the end of the 16th century

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Pentameter

A line of five metrical feet

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Iamb

8 foot or verse consisting of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one

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Meter

The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllable's in a recognizable over them

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Foot

The basic metrical unit usually one accented syllable in one or two unaccented syllables