Literary Devices - Quiz #2 Terms

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verbal irony

a writer says one thing, but means something different

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situational irony

occurs when something happens that is entirely different from what would be expected

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dramatic irony

when the audience of a story knows something important that a character in the story does not know

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satire

a form of writing in which humor is used to point out flaws in society

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blank verse

a metrical verse that does NOT use a rhyme scheme/rhyme

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metrical verse

a type of verse that both rhymes and has meter

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free verse

a type of verse that does not rhyme nor has any meter

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caesura

the use of punctuation that causes a pause within a line or lines of poetry when read aloud

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end stop

the use of punctuation that causes a stop or break in reading at the end of each line of poetry when read aloud

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enjambment

the lack of punctuation that would cause stops at the end of lines of poetry

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rhyme scheme

the ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of lines of a poem and may be noted as ABAB, ABCB, etc.

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stanza

a division of a poem created by arranging lines into a unit; a poem paragraph

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verse

a specific style or form of poetry

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repetition

the repeated use of the same word or word pattern done for a desired effect

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paradox

a statement or proposition that contradicts itself

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