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Imgaism

The image is all that matters, its “rightness” and complete focus

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Enjambment

When one line of poetry runs into the next with no punctuation

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Ballad

Four lined stanzas, rhyme scheme A-B-C-B

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Carpet Diem

Live for today or death or old age may intervene

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Sonnet

• 14 lines (no more, no less)


• Turn – change in intellectual direction
• Rhyme have some sort of rhyme scheme;
English (Shakespearean) Sonnet – ABAB CDCD EFEFGG
Petrarchan (Italian) Sonnet – ABBA ABBA CDCDCD
• Iambic (first syllable unstressed, second is stressed [per foot])
• Pentameter (5 feet per line; 2 syllables = 1 foot – 10 syllables per line)

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Pun

a play on words

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Metaphysical

going beyond the physical world to explain the spiritual world

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Conceit

an elaborate, witty, surprising comparison

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Simile

a direct comparison using "like" or "as"

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Metaphor

an indirect, seemingly illogical comparison

eg. my love is a rose

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Heroic Couplet

couplets in iambic pentameter (pairs of 5ft)

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Shape Poem

when a poem's shape on the page reflects its content

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Connotation

What a word suggests or brings to mind

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Denotation

the dictionary meaning of a word

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Onomatopoeia

when sound reflects meaning

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alliteration

repetition of similar consonant sounds

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assonance

repetition of similar vowel sounds

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pantheism

god is everything

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Pantheism

God is EVERYTHING

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Romantic Paen

a song of adoration
eg. She Walks in Beauty by George Gordon, Lord Byron

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Personification

giving human qualities to non-human things eg. Autumn by John Keats

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Emotion Recollected in Tranquility

1. You can’t appreciate beauty until later
2. You can’t write a quality poem until later

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Dramatic Monologue

a long speech, given to an implied listener, in which the speaker reveals for more than he or she intended

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Blank Verse

unrhymed iambic pentameter

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Free Verse

poetry that follows no set, formal rules