AP Lit juxtaposition–> metaphysical conceit

juxtaposition
the positioning of two ideas or images side by side for emphasis or to show contrast

lampoon
a biting satire that makes is subject appear ludicrous

limerick
a type of poem that consists of two lines of rhymed anapestic trimeter; (last word lines with last word of first line)

line
unit of poetic verse; use / to indicate when lines change

litotes
a type of meiosis (understatement) in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of the contrary (eg: not unhappy” “a poet of no small stature” “this is no small problem”)

local color
descriptions of the setting, people, dialect, etc., of a particular region

loose or cumulative sentence
independent clause, then series of phrases (eg: The family used to gather around the hearth, doing such shores as polishing shoes, mending ripped clothing, reading, chatting, always warmed…)

lyric verse
one of the main groups of poetry, includes all brief poems in which the author’s ardent expression of a single emotional element predominates (PERSONAL THOUGHTS + FEELINGS)

masculine rhyme
single rhyme; last syllable only rhymes (eg: dance/pants, crime/grime)

mask
also called persona, a character with a distinct identity created by an author to achieve a particular effect of to deliver a message with reflects the author’s viewpoint

melodrama
a play based on a dramatic plot; related to tragedy but featuring sensational incidents; cruder conflicts, has a happy ending

metadrama
drama about a drama (Ros & Guil)

metafiction
fiction about fiction (eg: a novel about a novelist)

metaphor
comparison between two unlike quantities without like or as

metaphysical
relating to forces outside the natural world

metaphysical ocnceit
overblown comparison, fairly unrealistic but clear (eg: compare women to rose)

legend
a widely told tale about the past, might have a foundation