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English 1302 Vocabulary Terms Dr. Huber Vocabulary II Enjambment – A line having no pause or end punctuation but having uninterrupted grammatical meaning continuing into the next line. Continuation of a syntactic unit from one line of verse into the next line without a pause. Foot – A basic unit of meter consisting of a set number of strong stresses and light stresses. Monometer : one foot Dimeter : two feet Trimeter : three feet Tetrameter : four feet Pentameter : five feet Hexameter : six feet Heptameter : seven feet Octameter : eight feet Nonameter : nine feet Italian Sonnet – Another term for a Petrarchan sonnet. The Petrarchan sonnet has an eight line stanza (called an octave) followed by a six line stanza (called a sestet). The octave has two quatrains rhyming abba , abba , the first of which presents the theme, the second further develops it. In the sestet, the first three lines reflect on or exemplify the theme, while the last three bring the poem to a unified end. The sestet may be arranged cdecde , cdcdcd , or cdedce . Meter – A recognizable though varying pattern of stressed syllables alternating with syllables of less stress. Compositions written in meter are said to be in verse . There are many possible patterns of verse. Each unit of stress and unstressed syllables is called a " foot ." Iambic (the noun is " iamb " or " iambus "): a lightly stressed syllable followed by a heavily stressed syllable : "The cúrfew tólls the knéll of párting dáy." (Thomas Gray, "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.") Anapestic
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