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Verse

Verse is a term that refers to various parts of poetry, such as a single line of poetry, a stanza, or the entire poem.

Alliteration

Alliteration is a technique that makes use of repeated sound at the beginning of multiple words, grouped together. It is used in poetry and prose.

Epilogue

An epilogue is an extra chapter at the end of a literary work. 

Classicism

Classicism is a term used to describe literature that reflected the thoughts and ideas from Ancient Greece and Rome. 

Two peas in a pod

Two peas in a pod is used to refer to how close two people are to one another.

Chronicle

A chronicle is an account of events that occurs in the order that they happened in. The term is usually associated with historical events.

New Apocalypse

The New Apocalypse or New Apocalyptics grouping was a selection of poets from the United Kingdom during the 1940s.

Expletive

An expletive is a grammatical assertion that starts with words like “it,” “here,” and “there,” or includes words like “in fact,” “so,” or “indeed.”

Amphimacer

An amphimacer is a metrical foot that consists of three syllables. It’s the opposite of an amphibrach.

Bathos

Bathos is defined as a sudden, jolting change in the tone of a work. This could occur in a poem, play, story, or film.

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