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1. Monometer- A line of poetry that only contains one metrical foot.
Ex: Upon His Departure Hence by Robert Herrick
“Thus I
Passe by,
And die:
As one,
And gone.” 2. Monosyllabic foot- A foot consisting of a single accented syllable.
Ex: No, go, find, & etc. 3. Octameter- A line of verse consisting of eight metrical feet
Ex: The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe 4. Octave- A group of eight lines of verse, especially the first eight lines of a sonnet in the Italian form. (also called an octet.)
Ex: Take, O Take Those Lips Away By William Shakespeare

5. Onomatopoeia- The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named
Ex: meow, sizzle, chirp 6. Overstatement- The action of expressing or stating something too strongly
Ex: I ate a mile high ice cream cone. 7. Oxymoron- A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction
Ex: Civil war, bitter sweet, same difference, and etc. 8. Paradox- A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction.
Ex: A rich man is no richer than a beggar 9. Pentameter-A line of poetry that has five strong metrical feet.
Ex: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare 10. Personification- The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
Ex: She did not realize that opportunity was knocking at her door. 11. Phonetic intensive- a word whose sound, by an obscure process, to some degree suggests its meaning. As differentiated from onomatopoetic words, the meanings of phonetic intensives do not refer to sounds.
Ex: St-strength: Strength, Strong, Sturdy, Stamina 12. Prose- written or spoken language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure.
Ex: Any writing that is not poetry. 13. Quatrain- A stanza of four lines,…...

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