English 11

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Consonance

The repetition of consonants or consonant patterns as a rhyming device.

Tetrameter

A verse consisting of four metrical feet.

Symbol

An object that represents or stands in for a more abstract idea.

Iambic Pentameter

A common form of poetic meter where by lines contain five iambic (unstressed/stressed) feet.

Narrative Poem

A poem that tells a story and has a plot.

Lyric Poem

A relatively short non-narrative poem in which the first-person speaker expresses thoughts and feelings, not necessarily those of the poet.

Descriptive Poem

Pictures in words people, places, objects, or activities through detailed observation of colour, sounds, smells, and touch.

Epic Poem

A long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds.

Rhyme Scheme

A pattern of rhymed words at the end of the lines of a poem. Each new rhyme sound is assigned a letter from the alphabet beginning with "a."

Alliteration

Refers to the repetition of identical consonant sounds at the beginning of words in close proximity. (eg. Peter Piper picked a peck)

Personification

Giving human characteristics to nonliving things.

Metaphor

A direct comparison in which like and unlike things are brought together as if they were one.

Extended Metaphor

A metaphor introduced and then further developed throughout all or part of a literary work, especially a poem: robert frost uses two roads as an extended metaphor in "The Road Not Taken".

Enjambment

The continuation of a syntactic unit from one line of verse into the next line without pause.

Rising Action

The series of events that occur which are building up to the point of greatest interest.

Allegory

A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.

Didactic Writing

Writing that has the primary purpose of teaching a lesson or moral.

Assonance

The repetition of the sound of a vowel in non-rhyming stressed syllables.

Denotation

Refers to the literal dictionary definition of a word.

Trochaic

A type of verse that consists of or featuring trochees. (trochees- a foot consisting of one long or stressed syllable followed by one short or unstressed syllable.