Terms 7--Test Wed. Nov. 6--Rhythm has been changed

posted Oct 31, 2013, 8:29 AM by Tonja Odell   [ updated Nov 12, 2013, 7:48 AM by Renee Hahn ]
1.  hamartia--tragic flaw
2. phonetic intensive-related to onomatopoeia; word whose sound suggests its meaning.  Does not have to always be sound.  Christina Rossetti presents the alliteration of "grass" and "green" as phonetic intensives, whose "gr-" sounds call to mind the term "grave".  "When I Am Dead my Dearest"
3.  Rhythm-a strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound.
4.  rhyme scheme-the ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or verse. abab cdcd
5.  scansion-Scansion is the process of marking the stresses in a poem, and working out the metre from the distribution of stresses. The verb is to scan. 'Mark' can be taken to mean both 'notice' and 'annotate', the latter often done with a u for an unstressed syllable and a slash, /, for a stressed one.
6.  sentimental poetry-s a melodramatic poetic form. It is aimed primarily at stimulating the emotions rather than at communicating experience truthfully. Bereavement is a common theme of sentimental poetry.  Parodied in Huck Finn.
7.  dipodic foot-  The basic foot of dipodic versse, consisting (when complete) of an unaccented syllable, a lightly accented syllable, an unaccented syllable, and a heavily accented syllable, in that succession.  Tremendous amount of variety.  Ex.  A.E. Housman's"Oh Who Is That Young Sinner"--Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrists? 
8. spondee-a metrical foot consisting of two long or stressed syllables  i.e. handset, Friday
9.  stanza-  a group of lines in a poem
10.  approximate rime/slant rime-also known as imperfect rhyme, near rhyme, slant rhyme, or oblique rhyme. A term used for words in a rhyming pattern that have some kind of sound correspondence but are not perfect rhymes. Often words at the end of lines at first LOOK like they will rhyme but are not pronounced in perfect rhyme. Emily Dickinson’s poems are famous for her use of approximate rhyme.
11.  harangue-A scolding or long passionate verbal attack; diatribe.
12. hubris-Excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.
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