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Poetry Test 03/18/11

TermDescription
alliteration repitition of identical sounds that are @ beginning of a word
allusion reference to someting well-known
cacophony harsh combination of words
caesura an intenitonal pause in the middle of a line of poetry
couplet 2-line stanza, usually rhyming
diciton use of words in a work
didactic poem poem w/ a lesson/moral to it
extended metaphor comparison carried on throughout the entire poem
dramatic poem a poem w/ dramatic elements
euphony opposite of cacophony; pleasant-sounding words
eye rhyme words that look like they would rhyme but don't (ex.: dove and move)
heroic couplet 2 end-stopped iambic pentameter lines that rhyme
hyperbole an extreme axaggeration
imagery sensory details in a work
irony contrast b/t actual meaning + suggestion of another meaning
metaphor figurative language used to create a comparison w/out the words "like" or "as"
onomatopoeia words whose sounds suggest their meaning (ex.: "moo")
oxymoron pair of contradicting words combined in a single expression
personification giving human char. to inanimate objects
poetic foot usually made up of 2 (sometimes 3) syllables in a combination of soft + harsh sounds
refrain group of repeated words in a poem
satire comedy w/ a political aggenda
simile figurative language w/ use of "like" or 'as"
sonnet 14-line iambic pentameter poem
iambic poem: u /
trochaic poem: / u
anapestic poem: u u /
dactylic poem: / u u
pyrrhic poem: u u
spondaic poem: / /
Created by: hcmeek