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Sonnets Posted on 2011-04-19 00:30:26
A sonnet is a fourteen-line poem in iambic pentameter with a carefully patterned rhyme scheme. The word “sonnet" means “little song&quo...
Shakespearean Sonnets Posted on 2011-04-19 00:28:16
A sonnet is a fourteen-line poem in iambic pentameter with a carefully patterned rhyme scheme. The word “sonnet" means “little song&quo...
Couplets Posted on 2011-04-19 00:24:01
Couplets are any two lines working as a unit, whether they comprise a single stanza or are part of a larger stanza. Some examples of couple...
Couplets in Shakespeare Posted on 2011-04-19 00:22:41
A couplet is a pair of lines of meter in poetry. It usually consists of two lines that rhyme and have the same meter. Some examples of coup...
Aporia Posted on 2011-01-21 00:45:37
Aporia is an example of a rhetorical trope. A figure of speech in which the speaker professes to be at a loss what course to pursue, what to...
Antithesis Posted on 2011-01-21 00:26:22
Rhetorical contrast of ideas by means of parallel arrangements of words, clauses, or sentences. Meaning Opposition; contrast Examples of an...
Apophasis Posted on 2011-01-17 11:35:44
Apophasis refers, in general, to "mention by not mentioning". Apophasis covers a wide variety of figures of speech. Example: A recipient of...
Anadiplosis Posted on 2011-01-17 11:27:50
Anadiplosis is the repetition of the last word of a preceding clause. The word is used at the end of a sentence and then used again at the b...
Anastrophes Posted on 2011-01-17 11:24:00
Anastrophe is a rhetorical device which demonstrates the inversion of the natural order of words. Examples: saying "echoed the hills" to mea...
Synecdoche Posted on 2011-01-14 01:50:58
Synecdoche is a figure of speech which expresses either more, or less, than it literally denotes. When a whole is used as the part or a part...
Epigram Posted on 2011-01-07 13:12:49
An epigram is a statement, or any brief saying in prose or poetry, in which there is an apparent contradiction. A very short, satirical and ...
Circumlocution Posted on 2011-01-07 13:11:04
Circumlocution is the use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language to avoid getting to the point. Example: An electronical cupboard wi...
Aposiopesis Posted on 2011-01-07 13:08:58
Aposiopesis is a rhetorical device wherein a sentence is deliberately broken off and left unfinished, the ending to be supplied by the imagi...
Antonomasia Posted on 2011-01-07 13:06:56
Antonomasia is the use of a proper name to stand for something else having an attribute associated with that name, or the use of a general t...
Anaphora Posted on 2011-01-07 13:04:48
In rhetoric, an anaphora is a rhetorical device that consists of repeating a sequence of words at the beginnings of neighboring clauses, the...
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