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vocab and lit elements final (already did separate peace vocab)

vocab and lit elements final (already did separate peace vocab)

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Stanza

a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem

rhyme

the repetition of the same stressed vowel sounds and any succeeding sounds in two or more words

rhythm

the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry

speaker

Voice that communicates with the reader of the poem

theme

main idea or message in a literary work

free verse

poetry that has no fixed pattern or meter

alliteration

repetition of sounds at the beginnings of words

assonance

repetition of similar vowel sounds with non ryhming words

meter

Regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables

narrative poetry

verse that tells a story

simile

a figure of speech using like or as to compare seemingly unlike things

metaphor

a figure of speech that compares or equates two or morethings that have something in common

intuitive

rising from an impulse or natural tendency

conviction

firmly established opinion or belief

naive

innocent

strive

to make an intense effort

articulate

able to express oneself well or effectively

ultimate

most significant

tediously

in a bored or tiresome manner

excruciating

agonizing

mortality

the condition of being sure to die at some time

parched

severely dry

console

to comfort or cheer someone experiencing sorrow or dissapointment

severance

the act of cutting off or apart

sage

a very wise person

compendium

a complete summary of the most important information on a subject

sonorus

rich and full sounding

innuendo

an insinuation or hint suggesting something unfavorable

paltry

practically worthless

declaim

to speak as though giving a speech in a loud, formal manner

throng

a large number of people or things crowded together

reverberate

to echo

pang

a sudden sharp feeling of pain or distress

suffuse

to spread through or over

purging

a removal of whatever is unclean or undesirable

impervious

incapable of being past through, affected, or disturbed

conundrum

a puzzling or difficult problem

bevy

a group

stoicisim

the ability to remain calm or unemotional, especially in spite of pain or suffering

harass

to bother or annoy repeatedly

plaintive

mournful or sad

vulnerable

easily hurt or damaged

somnolence

drowsiness