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Lecture

EN 1006 Lecture Notes - Enjambment, Caesura, Assonance


Department
English
Course Code
EN 1006
Professor
Megan Hillman

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alliteration: the repetition of the same initial consonant e.g. milk maid
consonance: the repetition of initial and ending consonants but with different vowel sounds e.g. live/love,
spilled/spoiled
assonance: the repetition of identical vowel sounds that are surrounded by different consonants e.g.
shame/fate, lean/beet
end-stopped: a line of poetry which ends with punctuation e.g.
This is an end-stopped line.
enjambment: a line of poetry which does not end at the end of the line, but 'pushes' itself into the next line
e.g.
This is not an end-stopped
line but rather
keeps going
caesura: a punctuated pause in a line of poetry not found at the end of the line e.g.
This is not an end-stopped
line; it is enjambed and
full. Of. Pauses.
iamb/iambic u/ deCAY da DUM
trochee/trochaic /u PURple DUM da
anapest/anapestic uu/ interRUPT da da DUM
dactyl/dactylic /uu LABouring DUM da da
spondee/spondaic // CHILDBIRTH DUM DUM
stichic - a poem not divided into stanzas or breaks
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strophic - a poem divided into stanzas or breaks
couplet - two lines of poetry, directly following each other, which rhyme e.g. aa
quatrain - a group of 4 lines of poetry often connected by a rhyme scheme e.g. abba
octave - a group of eight lines of poetry often connected by a rhyme scheme e.g. abbaabba
sestet - a group of six lines of poetry often connected by a rhyme scheme e.g. cdecde
volta - the 'turn' in a sonnet
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