Definitions – Literary Terms from The Tempest Guiding Question

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Definitions – Literary Terms from The Tempest Guiding Question I have provided a list of some terms to know that will help you as you look at your guiding questions for The Tempest. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions! Literary Term Definition Explanation Example Alliteration The repetition of the same consonant sounds at the beginning of words that are in close proximity to each other Alliteration is seen when groups of words start with similar consonant (not noun) sounds. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers Iambic Pentameter Iambic pentameter refers to a certain kind of line of poetry, and has to do with the number of syllables in the line and the emphasis placed on those syllables. Many of Shakespeare’s works are often used as great examples of iambic pentameter. Five sets of unstressed syllables followed by stressed syllables Shall I com pare thee to a sum mer’s day ?
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