Literature Terms II
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Poetry with no set meter or rhyme
What is – free verse ?
A kind of style, usually of art or
literature; e.g. mystery, romance,
What is – genre ?
A huge exaggeration.
What is – hyperbole ?
Ten-syllable lines in which every
other syllable is stressed .
What is – iambic pentameter ?
The use of description that helps the
reader imagine how something looks,
sounds, feels, smells, or tastes .
What is – imagery ?
A rhyme that occurs within one line .
What is – internal rhyme ?
Language that means exactly
what it says .
What is – literal language ?
A type of poetry that expresses the
poet’s emotions, often telling some
sort of brief story, engaging the
reader in the experience.
What is – lyric poetry ?
A comparison that doesn’t use
“like” or “as”; an implied
comparison of unlike things.
What is – a metaphor ?
The pattern of stressed and unstressed
syllables in the lines of a poem.
What is – meter ?
A long speech by one character
in a play or story .
What is – a monologue ?
The emotional atmosphere of a
given piece of writing .
What is – mood ?
A theme or pattern that recurs
in a work .
What is –motif ?
A legend that embodies the beliefs of
people and offers some explanation
for natural and social phenomena.
What is – myth ?
The use of words that sound like
what the mean, such as “buzz”.
What is – onomatopoeia ?
A phrase made up of two seemingly
opposite words .
What is – to contrast ?
A seeming contradiction.
What is – a paradox ?
A humorous, exaggerated imitation
of another work .
What is – a parody ?
Giving an inanimate object human
What is – personification ?
The action of a story; summarizes
the plan or main story of a literary
What is – plot ?
Writing organized into sentences and
What is – prose ?
The main character of a novel, play
or story .
What is – the protagonist ?
The use of a word in a way that plays
on it different meanings.
What is – a pun?
A four-line stanza.
What is – a quatrain ?
A question that is not meant to be
What is – a rhetorical question ?
Language that conveys a certain
idea by saying just the opposite;
divided into three types.
Final Jeopardy Answer
What is – irony ?