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Harrison Poetry Term

Harrison Poetry Terms 8

Shakespearean Sonnet 14 lines, iambic pentameter, abab/cdcd/efef/gg
narrative tells story
ballad narrative based on adventure, romance, dramatic event
lyric poetry personal thoughts and feelings
stanza like a paragraph of prose
imagery descriptive detail appealing to the senses
figurative language comparisons not to be taken literally
symbol stands for something beyond itself
couplet pair of rhyming lines
ode exalted verse celebrating an object or idea
elegy formally memorializes a person or reflects on a serious subject
epic narrative, appeals to a muse, then begins in medias res
concrete the shape of the poem relates visually to the subject
repetition word, phrase, for emphasis
alliteration repetition of consonants
simile obvious comparison using "like", "as", "than", or similar connector
metaphor comparing by stating one thing IS the other thing
personification something non human is given human or living characteristics
Created by: MHarrison