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BC English 12 Provincial Exam Poetry Terms

Give the correct poetry terms for their respective definitions.
Terms used for the BC English 12 Provincial Exam
Terms received from http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/specs/grade12/en/16_literary_terms.pdf
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Definition
Term
An 8-line stanza
Octave
A short witty statement or poem
Epigram
Traditional short narrative verse form, originally sung, which tells a story
Ballad
A 6-line stanza
Sestet
The sense of movement given by the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
Rhythm
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
Alliteration
The particular pattern in a type of poetry
Form
Poetry that has no regular meter or line length
Free Verse
The repeating of a particular element in a work for deliberate effect
Repitition
Refers to the number of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
Meter
Typical Shakespearean rhythmic meter
Iambic Pentameter
Type of literature that deals with rural or country life
Pastoral
A poetic "paragraph", named after the number of lines it contains
Stanza
The repetition of similar or duplicate sounds at regular intervals, usually at the end of a line of poetry
Rhyme
Usually an inscription on a tombstone, but also a name for any poem written about someone who had died
Epitaph
2 rhyming lines of verse (AA) with the same number of beats (meter)
Couplet
Words which sound like their meanings
Onomatopoeia
A direct comparison using "like" or "as"
Simile
The juxtaposition of harsh or jarring sounds in a written work - see Cacophony
Dissonance
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
Blank Verse
Form of poetry addressed to a person absent or deceased, or to some inanimate object or entity
Apostrophe
Discordant or harsh sounds which are introduced for poetic effect
Cacophony
A short poem that expresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker; originally, a poem sung to accompany a lyre, or early harp
Lyric
A long, serious and dignified lyric poem, often written "to" someone or something
Ode
A formal lament over the death of a particular person
Elegy
An extended narrative poem, often exalted or heroic in theme
Epic
A quatrain consisting of alternation 4- and then 3-stress lines
Ballad Stanza
When inanimate objects are given human-like qualities or characteristics
Personification
A direct comparison of one thing with another
Metaphor
A 4-line stanza
Quatrain
A line or lines repeated throughout a poem, usually at the end of each stanza
Refrain
A poem of 14 lines
Sonnet
A rhyme scheme that takes place in the middle of words or phrases, instead of at the end
Internal Rhyme
The repetition of vowel sounds within words
Assonance
The particular arrangement of rhymes in a poem, stated as an alphabetical sequence where the letters correspond to a particular rhyme
Rhyme Scheme
Close repetition of consonant sounds before and after different vowels
Consonance
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