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Flashcards in O List Literary Devices Deck (7):
1

an 8-line unit, which may constitute a stanza or a section of a poem, as in the ___ of a sonnet

octave

2

an 8-line stanza

octet

3

a long, stately poem in stanzas of varied length, meter, and form; usually a serious poem on an exalted subject, though sometimes, in modern poetry, a more lighthearted work

ode

4

the use of words that supposedly mimic their meaning in sound

onomatopoeia

5

a type of structure or form in poetry characterized by freedom from regularity and consistency in such elements as rhyme, line length, metrical pattern and overall poetic structure

open form

6

a figure of speech in which exaggeration is used in the service of truth

overstatement (hyperbole)

7

a paradox made up of two seemingly contradictory words

oxymoron