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stanza

grouped lines in a poem

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tercet

stanza of three lines

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quatrain

a stanza of four lines

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rhythm

beat and pace of a poem

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anaphora

repeating words at the start of clauses

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conduplicatio

repeating words in successive clauses

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epanados

using the same or similar words throughout a text

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epiphora

repetition of the ends of clauses

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asyndetic list

list with conjunctions ommited

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metonym

a word that denotes one thing but refers to a related thing

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polysyndeton

using several conjunctions in close succession, especially where some might be omitted

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sibilance

repetition or stress of an 's' sound

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consonance

the repetition of consonants especially at the ends of words

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assonance

the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words

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anastrophe

the reversal of the normal order of words

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end-stop

a pause at the end of a line

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ellipses

...

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em-dash

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near rhyme

end syllables match but the preceeding ones do not

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Perfect rhyme

all syllables rhyme

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aposiopesis

breaking off in the middle of a sentence

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alternate rhyme

ABAB rhyme sceme

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internal rhyme

a rhyme between words in the same line

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exclamation

a loud outcry or emphasis

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juxtaposition

placing contrasting elements side by side

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witticism

biting, ironic, witty remark

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wry humour

sardomic, ironic humour

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sardonic

disdainfully or ironically humorous, scornful and mocking, cynical

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irony

a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs

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dramatic irony

irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play

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allusion

passing reference or indirect mention

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colloquial

characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation

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semantic field

family of words in meaning or tone

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direct adress

communicating directly to a group

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auditory imagery

imagery evoking sound

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gustatory imagery

imagery evoking taste

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visceral imagery

imagery evoking a physical response

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paradox

self-contradicting statement

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intertextual reference

allusion to or mentioning of another text

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metaphor

a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity

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symbolism

expressing abstract or mystical ideas through the symbolic use of objects

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analogy

comparing a thing to another in order to explaian it

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conceit

extended metaphor

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duality

an opposition or contrast between two things

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dichotomy

two rigidly opposing things

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imperative

telling someone to do something

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catharsis

a release of emotion

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in medias res

in the middle of the action

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aside

a character speaking only to the audience

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blocking

positioning or movement of characters

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exposition

establishing the setting of a text

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foil

two characcters enhanced by contrast to one another

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gesture

the use of movements to communicate in drama

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monologue

a long utterance by one person to other characters

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soliloquy

a long speech by a character to the audience only

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stichomythia

rapid-fire dialogue

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stage direction

an instruction written as part of the script of a play

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pathos

appealing to the audience's emotion

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superlative

an exaggerated expression

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hyperbole

extravagant exaggeration

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allegory

an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances

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ambiguity

an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context or could be interpreted in many ways

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anthimeria

using a word in a new gramatic form

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anthropomorphism

the representation of objects as having human form or traits

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antithesis

a pair of statements that oppose one another

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aphorismus

a character questioning a statement to show disagreement

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aporia

suggesting incincere doubt/pretending not to know something

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bathos

a transition in style to silly

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cacophony

repetition of harsh sounds

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ceasura

a pause in a line

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chiasmus

inversion of meaning in the second of two parallel phrases

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circumlocation

skirting around a point

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climax/crux

point of high tension

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connotation

associations of a word

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denoument

close of a story when all ends are tied up

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diacope

repeating a word or phrase with extra words in between

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diction

choice of words

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dystopia

state in which the conditions of life are extremely bad as from deprivation or oppression or terror

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eutopia

an ideal or perfect state or universe

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epiphany

moment of sudden understanding

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equivocation

avoiding the truth

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euphemism

politer way of saying something rude

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excursus/digression

moving away from a point

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flashback

a recollection of a past experience

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