English AP Poetry Multiple Choice

Lyre (n)
a stringed instrument like a small U-shaped harp with strings fixed to a crossbar, used especially in ancient Greece. Modern instruments of this type are found mainly in East Africa.

irreverent (adj)
showing a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously

grimly mocking or cynical

refers to repetitive sounds produced by consonants within a sentence or phrase. This repetition often takes place in quick succession such as in pitter, patter. It is classified as a literary term used in both poetry as well as prose.

Masculine Rhymes
a rhyme of final stressed syllables (ex: blow/flow)

(in verse) the continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza