Transcendentalist Poetry Terms

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Last updated: December 11, 2019

Romanticism
a movement emphasizing inspiration,personal feelings, and the importance of the individual

Transcendentalism
a movement emphasizing that the individual is more powerful than any institution

Dramatic poetry
the use of techniques of drama to present the speech of one or more characters in verse form

Narrative poetry
tells a story and has the same literary elements, such as a character, plot, and setting, as works of prose fiction

Lyric Poetry
expresses the thoughts and feeling of a single speaker

Synecdoche
the use of a part of something to stand for the whole

Imagery
language that uses images: words or phrases that appeal to one or more of the senses

Oversoul
a divine spirit supposed to pervade the universe and to encompass all human souls`

Recluse
a person who lives in apart from society, often for religious meditation

Approximate/Slant Rhyme
rhyme in which either the vowels or the constants of stressed syllables are identical

Meter
the regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poetic line

Free Verse
a verse that dos not follow a fixed metrical pattern`

Syntax
the study of the patterns of formation of sentences and phrases from words

Stanza
groups of poetic lines

Pun
the humorous use of a word or phrase so as to emphasize or suggest its different meanings or applications

Alliteration
repetition of initial consonant sounds

Consonance
repetition of final consonant sounds

Assonance
repetition of similar vowel sounds

Onomatopoeia
use of words that sounds like it means

Simile
a figure of speech that compares two apparently unlike things using the words “like” or “as”

Metaphor
a figure of speech that shows a similarity between two apparently unlike things without using the words “like” or “as”

Oxymoron
a figure of speech that combines two contradictory words, as in wise fool

Personification
a figure of speech that gives human traits to something nonhuman

Catalog
a list

Anaphora
the repetition of phrases or sentences with similar structures or meanings

Analogy
a similarity between like features of two things on which a comparison may be based

Paradox
a statement that seems contradictory but actually presents a truth

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