english1302vocabulary2 - English 1302 Vocabulary Terms Dr...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 09/30/2008 for the course ENGL 1302 taught by Professor Gilleylen during the Fall '08 term at Collin College.

Page1 / 3

english1302vocabulary2 - English 1302 Vocabulary Terms Dr...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online