Enjambment to Metonymy Literary Terms

Enjambment
in poetry, when a phrase carries over a line-break without a major pause; AKA a “run-on line”

Elegy
a sadly meditative poem or song of ten written on the occasion of death (not to be confused with eulogy – which is a speech given at a funeral)

Epigraph
a brief quotation from another text, preceding a literary work usually suggesting the subject, theme, or atmosphere the work will explore

Epithet (aka Stock Epithet)
any word or phrase applied to a person or thing to describe an actual or attributed quality

Foreshadowing
when a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story

Free Verse
poetry that is without the limitations of regular rhythm (meter) or regular rhyme

Hyperbole
big exaggeration used for effect

Idiom
a popular expression (saying) whose meaning means or implies something else

Imagery
languages that evokes strong sensations or emotional responses (mental images) from the render AKA: “painting a pictures with a words”

Iambic Pentameter
the most common meter is English verse – five iambic feet per line where each foot consists of a unstressed syllable and a stressed syllable

Irony
writing or speaking that implies the contrary of what is actually written or spoken. There are three types of irony: situational, verbal, and dramatic

Juxtaposition
technique in which two or more ideas, places, characters and their actions are placed side by side in a narrative or a poem for the purpose of developing comparisons and contrasts

Kenning
a figurative, usually compound expression used in place of a name or noun. Kenning must be compromised of nouns (no adjectives permitted)

Litote
an ironical understatement in which the affirmative is expressed by the negation of the opposite. In other words, when you use the negative to point out its opposite

Metaphor
a statement that one thing is something else, which, in a literal sense, it is not; a comparison (usually without words of comparison such as ‘like’ or “as”)

Metonymy
When the name of a thing is substituted for that of another closely associated with