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Literary Terms

TermDefinition
Paradox using contradiction in a manner that oddly makes sense on a deeper level
Scansion the act of scanning a poem to determine its meter
Diction the choice of a particular word as opposed to other
Monologue An interior monologue not necessarily represent spoken words
Dramatic Monologue A poem in which a poetic speaker addresses either the reader or an internal listener at length
Interior Monologue A type of stream of consciousness in which the author depicts the interior thoughts of a single indivdual
Persona an external representation of oneself which might or might not accurately reflect's one inner self
Mood a feeling, emotional state, or disposition of mind especially
Consonance the final consonants of the stressed syllables match each other out the vowels differ
Assonance repeating identical or similar vowels
Sibilance a consonant characterized by a hissing sound
Narrative Poetry a form of poetry which tells a story
Caesura a pause separating phrases within lines of poetry
Enjambment a line with no pause or end punction
End-Stop a line ending in a full pause
Antithesis using a opposite phrase is a close conjunction
Created by: adrianp87