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THE PARTS OF SPEECH:

Noun: A noun is a person, place, thing, idea

Examples: pencil, girl, supermarket, happiness

Verb: Verbs are action or existence words that tell what nouns do.

Examples: to fly, to run, to be, jump, lived

Adjective: An adjective describes a noun.

Examples: hairy, crazy, wonderful

Adverb: An adverb describes a verb, adjective, or adverb. It often ends in "ly".

Examples: carefully, easily, barely

Interjection: An outcry or sudden utterance. Usually starts a sentence.

Examples: Wow, Gosh, Darn

Preposition: A preposition describes the relationship between a noun and another noun (or verb or adverb) and shows direction.

Examples: to, under, for, at, by, from

Conjunction: A conjunction joins together words, phrases, or clauses.

Examples: and, or, but, because, therefore

Pronoun: A pronoun replaces a noun or noun phrase that is understood from context.

Examples: he, it, they

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Affective Fallacy

Alexandrine

Allegory

Alliteration

Amphibrach

Anapest

Anglo-Saxon

Anthology

Antiquity

Apostrophe

Assonance

Augustan

Ballad Stanza

Ballad.

Beat

Bibliography

Bildungsroman

Blank Verse

Caesura

Canon

Caroline Age

Cavalier Poetry

C.E.

Chain Lines

Chiasmus

Classical

Codex

Cognate

Colophon

Comedy

Easily Confused Terms

Conjectural Emendations

Couplet

Cultural Materialism

Dactyl

Deconstruction

Deus ex Machina

Distich

Duodecimo

Duple Meters

Issue

Eighteenth Century

Elegy

End-Stopped

EnjambmentEpic

Fabliau

Feminism

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Figure

First-Person Narrative

Folio

Foot

Format

Free Verse

Genre

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Gothic

Haiku

Harlem Renaissance

Heroic Couplets

Hexameter

History of the English Language

Hypertext

Iamb

Indo-European

Imitation

IncunabulumIn medias res

Intentional Fallacy

Interregnum

Invective

Irony

Edition

Jacobean AgeLatinate

Leaf

Linguistics and Linguistic Criticism

Literature

Lyric Poetry

Manuscript

Marxism

Medieval or Middle Ages

Metaphor

Metaphrase

Metaphysical Poetry

Meter

Metonymy

Middle English

Mock Epic

Modern English

Modernism

Narrative

Neoclassical

New CriticismNew Historicism

Novel

Octavo

Ode

Old English

Onomatopoeia

Oxymoron

Page

Paraphrase

Parody

PastoraPentameter

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Personification

Poetry

Postmodern

Prosody

Proto-Indo-EuropeanPun

QuartoRenaissance

RestorationRhetoric

Rhyme

Rhythm

Romance

Romance Languages

Romantic

Satire

Scan

Serial Publication

Sheet

Signifier and Signified

Simile

Sonnet

Sons of Ben

Spenserian Stanza

Spondee, Spondaic

Stanza

Stream of Consciousness

Structuralism

Substitutions

Synecdoche

Synesthesia

Tetrameter

Textual Criticism

Third-Person Narrative

Title Page

Tragedy

Transcendentalism

Translation

Trimeter

Triple-Decker

Triple Meters

Triplet

Trochee, Trochaic

Trope

Type

Variant

Variorum Edition

Verse

Verse Paragraph

Victorian

Volume

Watermarks

Witness

Zeugma

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POETIC TERMS

ACROSTIC POEM

A poem in which certain letters of the lines, usually the first letters, form a word or message relating to the subject.

BALLAD

A short narrative poem with stanzas of two or four lines and usually a refrain. The story of a ballad can originate from a wide range of subject matter but most frequently deals with folk-lore or popular legends.

CINQUAIN

A five-line stanza of syllabic verse, the successive lines containing two, four, six, eight and two syllables.

COUPLET

Two successive lines of poetry, usually of equal length and rhythmic correspondence, with end-words that rhyme.

EPIC

An extended narrative poem, usually simple in construction, but grand in scope, exalted in style, and heroic in theme, often giving expression to the ideals of a nation or race.

EPIGRAM

A sarcastic couplet

FREE VERSE

A fluid form which conforms to no set rules of traditional patterns of meter and rhyme,

HAIKU

A Japanese form of poetry. It consists of three unrhymed lines of five, seven and five syllables.

JINGLE

A short poem marked by catchy repetition

LIMERICK

A light or humorous verse form of five verses of which lines one, two and five rhyme and lines three and four rhyme. The scheme is aabba.

NURSERY RHYME

A short poem for children written in rhyming verse and handed down in folklore

QUATRAIN

A poem, unit or stanza of four lines of verse.ABAB, ABBA, AABB

SONNET

A fixed form consisting of A fourteen lines verse. In the English or Shakespearean sonnet, the lines are grouped in three quatrains.

abab cdcd efef gg

ITALIAN SONNET

abab bcbc cdcd ee.

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