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What is Assonance?

Repetition of Vowel sounds

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What is Dissonance?

Deliberate use of inharmonious words, phrases or syllables intended to create harsh sounding effects

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What is Free Verse?

Poetry that does not rhyme/have set rhythm

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What is an epigraph?

Short phrase or quotation placed beneath the title at the beginning of the poem that suggests the theme of the poem

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What is arrhythmic?

Without rhythm or regularity

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What is consonance?

Repetition of consonant sounds

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What is Hypercatalectic?

Extra syllable at end of metrically complete verse

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What is Catalectic?

Lacking one syllable in the last foot

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What are Heroic Couplets?

Pair of rhyming iambic pentameters (rhyming couplets)

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What is Lineation?

How the lines are arranged

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What is Antithesis?

The contrasting of opposites for emphasis

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What is Decasyballic?

A line of verse containing 10 syllables

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What is an End Stop?

A line of verse ending with a punctuation mark
Usually concluding meaning or forcing a stoppage in the phrasing

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What is a Haiku?

Traditional Japanese poetic form
Consists of a still image conveyed through 3 lines
1st and 3rd line= five syllables
2nd line = seven syllables

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What is a homophone?

Word that sounds identical to another word

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What is Hypersyllabic?

Including more than usual number of syllables

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What is Hyposyllablic?

Including fewer than usual number of syllables

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What is Iambic?

Traditional British Verse Form
Alternating Unstressed and Stressed Syllables

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What is Liminal?

Marginal, to do with borders or points of transition

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What is Metonymy?

Description of something by focussing on aspects of it

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What is Metre?

Regular Patterns of stressed and unstressed syllables within lines of poetry

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What is Monosyllabic?

Words or lines includin only a single syllable

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What is a Motif?

A recurring image or symbol within a text

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What is Phonology?

The use of sounds in writing

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What is a Plosive?

Short, explosive speech-sound eg. 'b' , 'p' or 'k'

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What is a quatrain?

A stanza within a poem containing 4 lines

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What is a quintain/cinquain?

A stanza within a poem containing 5 lines

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What is a Septet?

A 7 line stanza

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What is a Sestet?

A 6 line stanza

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What is the subtext?

An underlying meaning

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What is a tercet?

A 3 line stanza

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What is a volta?

A shift within the structure of the poem