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Form and

Shape

Sound

Devices

Figurative

Language

Imagery

 
 

Literary Terms

  • Poetry Terms

    Alliteration

    repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of word

    Allusion

    reference to famous person, place, event or literary work to draw comparison 

    Rhyme

    similar sounds at the end of two or more words

    Metaphor 

    figure of speech comparing two things at length and in different ways

    Figurative Language

    language which communicates comparisons beyond literal meanings

    Free Verse

    a poem without a regular pattern of rhythm or rhyme

    Iambic Pentameter

    pattern of five feet, each foot consisting of an iamb

    Internal Rhyme 

    occurs within a single line

    Meter 

    regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables

    Assonance 

    repetition of vowel sounds.

    Ballad 

    a poem which tells a story-typically meant to be performed in song

    Blank Verse 

    unrhyming iambic Pentameter

    Couplet

    a stanza of two lines which often rhymes

    Rhyme Scheme

    pattern of end rhyme in a poem

  • Drama Terms

    Foil

    a character whose characteristics bring about contrasting characteristics in another

    Hyperbole

    figurative language which presents exaggerated truth for emphasis or humor

    Idiom

    common figure of speech: "it's raining cats and dogs"

    Pun 

    a play on words often emphasizing the words' multiple meanings

    Refrain 

    the repetition of one or more lines in a poem

    Repetition 

    technique which employs repeated words, phrases, or lines for emphasis or unity

    Simile 

    comparison using like or as

    Soliloquy 

    long speech by a character who generally appears alone on stage

    Tragedy

    dramatic work which presents the downfall of a dignified character

    Metaphor

    figure of speech which compares two unlikely things

    Monologue

    long speech by a character when others are on stage

    Onomatopeia 

    words whose sound echo their meaning

    Prologue 

    introductory scene in a drama

    Imagery

    descriptive words and phrases which appeal to the readers' senses (sight, touch, etc.)

    Aside 

    short speech directed to the audience or another character, which cannot be heard by others on stage.

 

Romeo and Juliet

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Act One 

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Act Two 

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Act Three 

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Act Four 

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Act Five 

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