Flashcards in Midterm Review Deck (134)
A stage device in which a character briefly discloses his thoughts in the presence of other characters who by convention do not hear him.
The emotion pervading a work
The repetition of similar consonant sounds within a group of neighboring words or lines. Often initial consonant sounds are repeated. This poetic device often increases the musical effect of the language.
A narrative poem that can be set to music and sung. Often features alternating lines of iambic tetrameter and iambic trimester with a regular meter and rhyme scheme.
Unrhymed iambic pentameter
A break or pause introduced in the midst of a line of verse, language or by content
A striking and often elaborate comparison carried out in considerable detail
A pair of rhymed lines.
Literature intended to teach or instruct
A mournfully contemplative poem that mourns the death of someone, or the loss of something
A long narrative poem, usually larger-than-life heroes and legendary events, which celebrates the history, culture and character of a people
Anonymously composed and passed down orally through the generations before it is committed to print
A narrative technique where by a main story is contained within another story that acts as its setting. (Group of stories unified by central situation.)
Frame Story / Tale
A standard type or category of literature.
Exaggeration - implies less than what is said
A form of poetic imagery commonly found in Anglo-Saxon poetry. A metaphorical phrase or compound word that is used to indirectly name a person, place or thing.
Is written by known poets for literary effect.
Short, melodious poems that focus on expressing emotions
The regular arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem
An expression in which a related thing stands for the thing itself
A work that treats a trivial subject in heroic terms.
A highly artificial literary mode which centers on shepherds and idealizes rural settings
The expression of an idea in a roundabout, more elegant way
A figure of speech in which instinctive human characteristics such as emotions and reason are attributed to an animal, object or idea
First eight line, called the octave, rhymes abbaabba and forms a distinct unit of the thought; the last six lines, a sestet, rhymes variously with them or three new rhymes and forms another unit of thought.
Petrarchan / Italian Sonnet
Connect d seri s of incidents. Connecting principle is not chronological but casual.
A stanza consisting of four lines or a four-line poem
Typical long narrative poem
Identical sound in corresponding words or phrases