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poem that tells a story and
has a plot
mournful or reflective
 Often written for someone
who is dead
lyric poem, usually
expressing emotions in a
complex scheme of rhyme and
 ‘Oct’
means 8. Some
examples we know include
octopus or octagon.
 The term ‘octave’ refers to the
first 8 lines in a sonnet.
six-line stanza
 The final six lines of a 14-line
Italian or Petrarchan sonnet.
 14
lines, each containing 10
syllables and written in iambic
pentameter (u/ x5)
 Rhyme scheme:
a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g
 Similar,
but with a different
rhyme scheme and an attempt
to solve a problem or answer a
 Octave poses a problem
 Sestet tries to solve it
figurative comparison that
relates a person or thing to
something else, without using
like or as.
 Ex. America is a melting pot.
 Ex. Her home was a prison.
comparison between two
objects using a specific word
or comparison such as like or
 Ex.
He is like a dog.
 Ex. She is as smart as a fox.
 Anything
that stands for or
represents something else
 Ex. Doves = peace
 Ex. 8=fortune, 6=luck, 4=death
 Ex. A ladder may symbolize a
connection between heaven and
 The
descriptive language used
in poetry to re-create sensory
 Deliberate
exaggeration or
 Ex. I could eat a million of
 Ex. I’m so hungry, I could eat a
 An
ironical understatement in
which affirmative is expressed
by the negation of the
 Ex. He is not unattractive.
 Ex. She is not doing bad.
direct address to an absent
person or personified quality,
object or idea.
 Ex. Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
 Ex. Death, why do you follow
me everywhere I go?
figure of speech in which
one word or phrase is
substituted for another with
which it is closely associated.
 Ex. A cluster of lab coats made
plans for lunch.
 Ex. Let’s go to bed.
 Figure
of speech in which a
part of something is used to
stand for the whole
 Ex. Montreal won 3-2.
 Ex. The world had turned
against him.
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