Flashcards - Analyzing & Interpreting Poetry

Flashcards - Analyzing & Interpreting Poetry
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Petrarchan sonnet
The Petrarchan sonnet is a sonnet form not developed by Petrarch himself, but rather by a string of Renaissance poets
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couplet
A couplet is a pair of lines of metre in poetry
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ode
Ode is a type of lyrical stanza
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chorus
A chorus , in the context of Ancient Greek tragedy, comedy, and satyr plays, is a homogeneous, non-individualised group of performers, who comment with a collective voice on the dramatic action
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quatrains
A quatrain is a type of stanza, or a complete poem, consisting of four lines
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narrative poems
Narrative poetry is a form of poetry that tells a story, often making use of the voices of a narrator and characters as well; the entire story is usually written in metered verse
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epithet
An epithet is a byname, or a descriptive term , accompanying or occurring in place of a name and having entered common usage
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epic poem
An epic poem, epic , epos , or epopee is a lengthy narrative poem, ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation
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ballad
A ballad /ˈbæləd/ is a form of verse, often a narrative set to music
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laments
A lament or lamentation is a passionate expression of grief, often in music, poetry, or song form
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prose
Prose is a form of language that exhibits a grammatical structure and a natural flow of speech, rather than a rhythmic structure as in traditional poetry
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Blank verse
Blank verse is poetry written with regular metrical but unrhymed lines, almost always in iambic pentameter
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sonnet
A sonnet is a poem in a specific form which originated in Italy; Giacomo Da Lentini is credited with its invention
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stanzas
In poetry, a stanza is a grouped set of lines within a poem, usually set off from other stanzas by a blank line or indentation
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rhyme scheme
A rhyme scheme is the pattern of rhymes at the end of each line of a poem or song
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Irony
Irony , in its broadest sense, is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or event in which what appears, on the surface, to be the case, differs radically from what is actually the case
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Irony
Irony , in its broadest sense, is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or event in which what appears, on the surface, to be the case, differs radically from what is actually the case
rhyme scheme
A rhyme scheme is the pattern of rhymes at the end of each line of a poem or song
stanzas
In poetry, a stanza is a grouped set of lines within a poem, usually set off from other stanzas by a blank line or indentation
sonnet
A sonnet is a poem in a specific form which originated in Italy; Giacomo Da Lentini is credited with its invention
Blank verse
Blank verse is poetry written with regular metrical but unrhymed lines, almost always in iambic pentameter
prose
Prose is a form of language that exhibits a grammatical structure and a natural flow of speech, rather than a rhythmic structure as in traditional poetry
laments
A lament or lamentation is a passionate expression of grief, often in music, poetry, or song form
ballad
A ballad /ˈbæləd/ is a form of verse, often a narrative set to music
epic poem
An epic poem, epic , epos , or epopee is a lengthy narrative poem, ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation
epithet
An epithet is a byname, or a descriptive term , accompanying or occurring in place of a name and having entered common usage
narrative poems
Narrative poetry is a form of poetry that tells a story, often making use of the voices of a narrator and characters as well; the entire story is usually written in metered verse
quatrains
A quatrain is a type of stanza, or a complete poem, consisting of four lines
chorus
A chorus , in the context of Ancient Greek tragedy, comedy, and satyr plays, is a homogeneous, non-individualised group of performers, who comment with a collective voice on the dramatic action
ode
Ode is a type of lyrical stanza
couplet
A couplet is a pair of lines of metre in poetry
Petrarchan sonnet
The Petrarchan sonnet is a sonnet form not developed by Petrarch himself, but rather by a string of Renaissance poets
refrain
A refrain is the line or lines that are repeated in music or in verse; the \""""chorus\"""" of a song
Rhyme
A rhyme is a repetition of similar sounds in two or more words, most often in the final syllables of lines in poems and songs
climax
The climax or turning point of a narrative work is its point of highest tension and drama, or it is the time when the action starts during which the solution is given
poetry
Poetry , published in Chicago since 1912, is one of the leading monthly poetry journals in the English-speaking world
structure
Structure is an arrangement and organization of interrelated elements in a material object or system, or the object or system so organized
denotation
Denotation is a translation of a sign to its meaning, precisely to its literal meaning, more or less like dictionaries try to define it
free verse
Free verse is an open form of poetry
idyll
An idyll or idyl is a short poem, descriptive of rustic life, written in the style of Theocritus' short pastoral poems, the Idylls
epode
Epode, in verse, is the third part of an ode, which followed the strophe and the antistrophe, and completed the movement
octave
In music, an octave or perfect octave is the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency
sestet
A sestet is the name given to the second division of an Italian sonnet , which must consist of an octave, of eight lines, succeeded by a sestet, of six lines
crowd
A crowd is a large group of people that are gathered or considered together
meter
The metre, or meter , is the base unit of length in the International System of Units
scansion
Scansion or a system of scansion is the act of determining and graphically representing the metrical character of a line of verse
eulogy
A eulogy is a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing, especially one who recently died or retired or as a term of endearment
aside
An aside is a dramatic device in which a character speaks to the audience

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