Education Genius – Glossary of Poetic and Literary Terms

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A

- Acrostic
- Adnomination
- Allegory
- Alliteration
- Allusion
- Anagnorisis
- Analogy
- Anapest
- Anaphora
- Anecdote
- Antagonist
- Antithesis
- Apostrophe
- Assonance
- Asyndeton
- Authorial Intent
- Autotelic

B

- Bathos
- Ballad Stanza
- Bildungsroman
- Blank Verse
- Blazon
- Bowdlerization
- Byronic Hero

C

- Caesura
- Catharsis
- Catalectic
- Character
- Chiasmus
- Conceit
- Connotation
- Consonance
- Couplet

D

- Deconstruction
- Defamiliarization
- Denouement
- Denotation
- Deus ex machina
- Deuteragonist
- Dialogue
- Diction
- Didactic
- Double entendre
- Dramatic Monologue
- Dynamic Character

E

- Elegy
- Elision
- End-stopped Line
- End Rhyme
- Enjambment
- Epanalepsis
- Epanodos
- Epigram
- Epigraph
- Epistrophe
- Epizeuxis
- Eucatastrophe
- Eulogy
- Euphemism
- Ethos
- Exact Rhyme
- Extended Metaphor

F

- Fable
- Figurative Language
- Flashback
- Flashforward
- Foot
- Foreshadowing
- Free Indirect Discourse
- Free Verse

G

H

- Haiku
- Hendiadys
- Homograph
- Homonym
- Homophone
- Hyperbole

I

- Iamb
- Idiom
- Imagery
- Internal Rhyme
- Intertextuality
- Inversion
- Invocation
- Irony

J

- Juxtaposition

K

L

- Line Break
- Line
- Litotes
- Logos

M

- Malaphor
- Metaphor
- Meter
- Metonymy
- Motif

N

- Narrator
- Neologism

O

- Ode
- Off/Slant Rhyme
- Onomatopoeia
- Ottava rima
- Oxymoron

P

- Palindrome
- Panegyric
- Pantoum
- Parable
- Paradox
- Parody
- Pathos
- Pathetic fallacy
- Pentameter
- Personification
- Point of View
- Polysyndeton
- Portmanteau
- Prosopopeia
- Protagonist
- Pun
- Pyrrhic

Q

- Quatrain

R

- Refrain
- Rhetorical Question
- Rhyme with a Feminine Ending
- Rhyme with a Masculine Ending
- Rhythm
- Roman à clef

S

- Sestina
- Setting
- Simile
- Soliloquy
- Sonnet
- Spondee
- Stanza
- Static Character
- Stich
- Sublime
- Symbol
- Synecdoche
- Syntax

T

- Tetrameter
- Theme
- Tone
- Trimeter
- Triple Entendre
- Trochee

U

- Understatement
- Unreliable Narrator
- Utopia

V

- Valorization
- Variorum
- Villanelle
- Voice
- Volta

W

- Wit

X

Y

Z

- Zeugma

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