LitTerms - Prosody the study of the metrical structure of verse End-Stopped pause because of punctuation when you have couplets because of sound

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Prosody: the study of the metrical structure of verse Allegory: the symbols are the characters End-Stopped: pause because of punctuation; when you have couplets because of sound Enjambment: when a grammatical thought is carried into the next line and there is no pause at the end of the line Aside: the personal speech or conversation between 2 characters on stage (one is thinking out loud to another); the others on stage do not hear, but the audience does Soliloquy: monologue (alone on stage) or an usually long speech, where the audience is revealed to their deep dark desires and secrets (character is unaware) Didactic: informative, telling them; what to think (1+2=3) Pedantic: learned, bore, boorish, overbearing [Piggy] Periodic Sentence: the most important elements are left to the end (of the sentence) to create suspense [Yoda] Loose Sentence: opposite of periodic, subject verb; most important comes at the beginning of the sentence Allusion: An indirect reference to a person, event, statement, or theme found in literature, the other arts, history, mythology, religion or popular culture. Used to enrich meaning or broaden the impact of a statement. Antithesis: A rhetorical device in which the ideas are directly opposed. For a statement to be truly antithetical, the opposing ideas must be presented in a grammatically parallel way, thus creating the perfect rhetorical balance *Apostrophe: the speaker directly/indirectly addresses a dead/not present person or entity/ inhuman being or place/concept. Addresses them like they were present, capable of understanding and responding. NOT Invocation! *Personification: bestows human characteristics upon anything nonhuman, from an abstract idea to a physical force to an inanimate object to a living organism. (not pathetic fallacy). Archetype: original model; universal ideas, ect.; constructed in myth, narratives with unconscious memories, and symbols. (prototype=Jesus); relates to all literature Motif: A unifying element in an artistic work, especially any recurrent image, symbol, theme, character, type, subject, or narrative detail. Mean “motive”. Associated with different genres or fields (myth, folklore) recur through the work. Conceit: (analogous to metaphor and simile) An elaborate and often surprising comparison between the metaphysical. Frequently uses esoteric, or alternatively two apparently high dissimilar things. Commonplace objects or references in a previously un-thought-of or entirely unfamiliar way. Can take the form of extended metaphors. Diction: a speaker’s/author’s choice of words. 2 parts: vocabulary and syntax. Pronunciation or dialect (for conversation). Degrees d complexity vs. simplicity or fragmentation vs. word arrangement. Hyperbole/Overstatement:
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LitTerms - Prosody the study of the metrical structure of verse End-Stopped pause because of punctuation when you have couplets because of sound

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