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REVIEW TERMS Mood: The overall atmosphere or prevailing emotional feeling of a work Imagery: The use of concrete details that appeal to the five senses Symbol: Something concrete (such as an object) that stands for something abstract (such as a concept or an idea) Theme: The main idea or underlying meaning of a literary work Tone: the writer’s attitude toward the subject of a literary work Style: the unique way a writer uses language Irony: when a writer means the opposite of what is said Ambiguity: uncertainty or inexactness of meaning in language
The process of reading, understanding, and analyzing poetry
What is happening on the surface of a poem
The deeper, sometimes hidden, meaning of a poem
Factual, non-poetic language
Language that departs from literal meaning in order to achieve a special effect
A group or unit of lines in a poem
Repeated lines in a poem or song
The rhythm of poetry
The actual dictionary definition of a word
The emotional or figurative connections attached to a word
A writer’s choice of words
A writer’s right to bend/break the rules of writing in order to achieve a specific effect or purpose
The regular form of written language
A reference to a historical figure, place, or event
The teams competed in a David and Goliath struggle.
A direct comparison between two basically different things that is introduced by the words “like” or “as”
My love is like a red, red rose.
An implied comparison between two basically different things that is not introduced with the words “like” or “as”
His eyes were daggers that cut right through me.
A great exaggeration to emphasize strong feeling
My backpack weighs a ton.
Human characteristics given to non-human animals, objects, or ideas
The sun kissed the flowers.
A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem
“Twinkle twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.” (AABB)
Poetry without a regular pattern of meter (beat) or rhyme
The repetition of identical sounds at the ends of lines of poetry
“He clasps the crag with crooked hands Close to the sun in lonely lands” from “The Eagle” by Alfred Lord Tennyson
The repetition of identical sounds within a line of poetry
“We three shall flee across the sea to Italy.” OR “Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour.”
A slant rhyme or half rhyme occurs when the vowel sounds are not quite identical
“And on that cheek and o’er that brow” A mind at peace with all below”
A poem that tells a story
“Little Miss Moffat sat on a tuffet...”
The repeating of a sound, word, phrase, or more in a given literary work
“I sprang to the stirrup, and Jarvis, and he; I galloped, Derrick galloped, we galloped all three”
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words
“Swiftly, swiftly flew the ship”
The repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different consonant
“...that hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.”
The repetition of consonant sounds that are preceded by different vowel sounds
“Wherever we go Silence will fall like dews”
The use of words whose sounds suggest the sounds made by objects or activities
“Blind eyes could blaze like meteors” Other examples: buzz, hum, kiss Other examples: buzz, hum, kiss
SONNET A fourteen-line poem, that is divided into three quatrains (rhyming four-line stanzas) and a concluding couplet (pair of rhyming lines) Each quatrain makes a point or gives an example, and the couplet sums it all up.
A long lyric poem about a serious subject, written in a dignified style