Form and content are married.
I. what you say + how you say it.
Texts are in conversation (books talk to each other)
Reading is work/ performance.
• active involvement.
ALLEGORY - hidden meaning within a work
ALLITERATION - series of words beginning with the same constant sound (ex. Alice ate apples with
ANAPEST - metrical foot: two unstressed syllables followed by a stress (ex. overcome, underfoot)
ANAPHORA- repetition of a word/words at the beginning of a line
AUTHOR - creator; someone who writes literary works
ASIDE - when a character speaks to the audience in the presence of other charas (who don't acknowledge
CAESURA- a punctuated pause in the middle of a line/verse
CONSTRAINTS - rules; keep things together
DACTYL - metrical foot; stress, unstresss unstress (ex. dinosaur)
DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE - when a character speaks to themselves aloud, revealing something
END-STOP - punctuation that makes you pause
ENJAMBMENT - continuation of a line over a line break
EPANILEPSIS - repetition at the start and end (ex. eye to eye)
EPIGRAPH - a phrase/quote at the beginning of a work
EPISTROPHE - repetition of a word/words at the end of a line
EXTENDED METAPHOR - metaphor that is continued throughout the work
EYE RHYME - looks like it rhymes (ex. one, bone)
GENRE - a classification (ex. drama, poetry)
HAIKU -3 lines, 7/5/7, usually about nature
HARD RHYME - a definite rhyme (ex. cat, mat)
HARLEM RENAISSANCE - 20's-30's; recollection ofAfricanAmerican artists (ex. Bessie Smith,
HYPERBOLE - intentional exagge