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Prose

the way we usually write and speak, no rhyme or economy of words

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Verse

term used to describe poetic lines composed in a measured rhythmical pattern, that are often, but not necessarily.

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Stanza

section of poem/ like a paragraph in prose

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Couplet

2 lines ( not on quiz but quatrain is 4 lines)

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Repetition

repeating words, lines, or ideas to make a point

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refrain

a line or group of lines repeated regularly or irregularly

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blank Verse

unrhymed lines of iambic pentameter( 10 syllables, everyother is stressed; the way shakespeare writes his plays)

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rhyme

repetition of identical or similar concluding syllables in different words, most often at the end if lines

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meter

when a rhythmic pattern of stresses recurs in a poem, it is called a meter

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rhythm

term used to refer to the recurrence of stressed and unstressed sounds in poetry

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metaphor

comparing two things NOT using like or as

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simile

comparing to things using like or as

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personification

giving non human things human characteristics

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hyperbole

an enormous exaggeration

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symbol

something small representing something larger

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Alliteration

repetition o the same CONSONANT sound in a sequence of words usually at the beginning of a word or stressed syllable (Descending Dew Drops)

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Consonance

common type or near rhyme that consists of identical consonant sounds preceded by different vowel sounds ( worth breath)

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assonance

repetition of internal vowel sounds in nearby words that do not end the same .( aslEEp under a trEE

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imagery

word use that paints pictures in readers minds

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mood

the way the setting affects the readers and characters

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tone

how the AUTHOR feels about his characters and subject

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allusion

reference to another literary work, person, time, or place

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onomatopoeia

a word or combination of words that resemble specific sounds

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archetype

term used ti describe universal symbols that evoke deep and sometimes unconscious responses ina reader. common literary terms include stories of quests ,initiations, descents to the underworld, and ascents to heaven

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speaker

the voce used by an author to tell a story or speak a poem. the speaker is often a created identity and should not be automatically be equated with the authors self