Honors English Exam Review

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Term  
Definition

Rhyme Scheme

Pattern of Rhyme

Anapest

UU/

Dactyl

/UU

Trochae

/U

Spondee

//

Iambic

U/

Tetrameter

4 feet in one line

Pentameter

5 feet in one line

Nonmeter

9 feet in one line

Figure of Speech

describes one thing in terms of another and isn't meant to be understood on a literal level

Free Verse

poetry w/o regular meter or rhyme scheme

Personification

kind of metaphor in which a nonhuman thing or quality is talked about as if it were human

Pun

play on the multiple meanings of a word or on two words that sound alike but have different

Couplet

2 consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme

end stopped line

some form of punctuation at its end

foil

character who is used as a contrast to another character

run on line

no punctuation at its end

repetition

includes assonance, alliteration, and the repetition of words, phrases, and even entire lines

scene

location, can be internal external or both

simile

figure of speech that makes a comparison between 2 unlike things, using a word such as like, as, resembles, or than