Flashcards in Poetic Devices Deck (32):
What is Assonance?
Repetition of Vowel sounds
What is Dissonance?
Deliberate use of inharmonious words, phrases or syllables intended to create harsh sounding effects
What is Free Verse?
Poetry that does not rhyme/have set rhythm
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
What is arrhythmic?
Without rhythm or regularity
What is consonance?
Repetition of consonant sounds
What is Hypercatalectic?
Extra syllable at end of metrically complete verse
What is Catalectic?
Lacking one syllable in the last foot
What are Heroic Couplets?
Pair of rhyming iambic pentameters (rhyming couplets)
What is Lineation?
How the lines are arranged
What is Antithesis?
The contrasting of opposites for emphasis
What is Decasyballic?
A line of verse containing 10 syllables
What is an End Stop?
A line of verse ending with a punctuation mark
Usually concluding meaning or forcing a stoppage in the phrasing
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
What is a homophone?
Word that sounds identical to another word
What is Hypersyllabic?
Including more than usual number of syllables
What is Hyposyllablic?
Including fewer than usual number of syllables
What is Iambic?
Traditional British Verse Form
Alternating Unstressed and Stressed Syllables
What is Liminal?
Marginal, to do with borders or points of transition
What is Metonymy?
Description of something by focussing on aspects of it
What is Metre?
Regular Patterns of stressed and unstressed syllables within lines of poetry
What is Monosyllabic?
Words or lines includin only a single syllable
What is a Motif?
A recurring image or symbol within a text
What is Phonology?
The use of sounds in writing
What is a Plosive?
Short, explosive speech-sound eg. 'b' , 'p' or 'k'
What is a quatrain?
A stanza within a poem containing 4 lines
What is a quintain/cinquain?
A stanza within a poem containing 5 lines
What is a Septet?
A 7 line stanza
What is a Sestet?
A 6 line stanza
What is the subtext?
An underlying meaning
What is a tercet?
A 3 line stanza