Literary Terms- abstract language…cinquain

Topic: EntertainmentGames
Sample donated:
Last updated: May 11, 2019
abstract language
diction that describes intangible things like ideas or emotions.

repetition of the last word (or phrase) from the previous line.

inverted order of words or events; appears to be after the noun

a poetic line consisting of six iambic feet.

a form of extended metaphor in which objects, persons & actions in a narrative, are equated with meanings that lie outside the narrative itself.

the repetition of identical or similar consonant sounds normally at the the beginning of words..

a reference in a work of literature to something outside the work, especially to a well-know historical or literary event, person, or work.

the multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional of a word, phrase, sentence or passage.

the incorporation of an event, scene or person who does not correspond with the time period portrayed.

the rhetorical device of repeating the same word or words at the start of two or more lines of poetry

a person who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes with another; opponent;adversary.

a short account of a particular incident or event of an interesting or amusing nature

a figure speech characterized by strongly contrasting words, clauses, sentences, or ideas.

the attribution of human characteristics to animal or non-living things, phenomena, material states and objects or abstract concepts.

a figure of speech in which someone (usually, but not always absent). some abstract quality, or a non-existent personage is directly addressed as present.

the repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds.

joining together several grammatical clauses or phrases without using conjunctions between them.

the original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based; model

a part of an actor’s line supposedly not heard by on other’s on the stage and intended only for the audience.

the prevailing mood of a literary work, often established by setting or landscape, lending an emotional aura and influencing the reader’s expectations and attitudes.

Ballad meter
a four-line stanza rhymed abcd with four feet in lines one and three and three feeti in lines two and four.

blank verse
unrhymed iambic pentameter.

a harsh, unpleasant combination of sounds or tones.

a pause, usually near the middle of a line of verse, usually indicated by the sense of the line, and often greater than the normal pause.

carpe diem poetry
from the latin, the admonition often translated as “seize the day” is more accurately “pluck, as a ripe fruit or flower.

the listening of characteristics or items in a series.

a purging of emotions; cleansing of the spirit (used in Greek tragedies)

character (dynamic)
also called round, are three-dimensional and fully realized . These complex people are modified by their actions and experiences.

character (static)
also called flat or stick, having only two, often predictable dimensions; they can even be caricatures. They change little if at all and things happen to them, rather than within them. The action reveals a flat character but does not change him.

characterization (direct)
employs explicit exposition, illustrated by the action of the story; we are told what the character is like.

characterization (indirect)
requires the reader to infer a characters attributes based only on dialogue and action; we are shown what the character is like.

a five-line stanza.

Choose your subject


I'm Jessica!

Don't know how to start your paper? Worry no more! Get professional writing assistance from me.

Click here