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TermDefinition
Iambic Pentameter A part of a verse with five stresses and ten syllables.
Metric Feet A group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm; unstressed syllables followed by a stressed syllable.
Omniscient Infinitely wise.
Paradox A statement that seems to lead to a logical self contradiction, or to a situation that contradicts common intuition.
Pathetic Fallacy In literature, the attribution of human feelings and characteristics to inanimate things.
Second Person The narrator is speaking of the readers experiences.
Sonnet A verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme.
Standard English The type of English that is used in formal writing and speaking.
Stereotype To attach an idea or image to a person who belongs to a particular group.
Contradict Prove negative; show to be false.
Symbolism A system of symbols and symbolic representation/meaning.
Archetype A symbol or term or pattern of behavior, a prototype upon which others are copied, patterned, or emulated.
Third person Pronouns and verbs that are used to refer to something other than the speaker or addressee of the language in which they occur. The narrator is speaking of someone elses experiences.
Aphorism An aphorism is a brief sentence or phrase that expresses an opinion or statement.
Antithesis The exact opposite.
Metonymy Subbing the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself.
Synecdoche Subbing a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa.
Cliché A trite or obvious remark.
Parallelism Similarity by virtue or correspondence.
Scansion Analysis of verse into metrical patterns.
Created by: Jolker