A discrepancy between the true meaning of a situation and the literal meaning of the written or spoken words.
A synonym for poetry. Also a group of lines in a song or poem; also a single line of poetry.
Similar to the truth; the quality of realism in a work that persuades readers that they are getting a vision of life as it is.
The structural form of a line of verse as revealed by the number of feet it contains. For example: monometer = 1 foot; tetrameter = 4 feet; pentameter = 5 feet, and so forth.
A French verse form calculated to appear simple and spontaneous but consisting of ninteen lines and a prescribed patter of rhymes.
The real or assumed personality used by a writer or speaker. In grammar. active voice and passive voice refer to the use of verbs. A verb is in the active voice when it expresses an action performed by its subject. A verb is in the passive voice when it expresses an action performed upon its subject or when the subject is the result of the action. Active: The crew raked the leaves. Passive: The leaves were raked by the crew. Stylistically, the active voice is economical/vigorous.
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