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alliteration

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The rhetorical device of commencing adjacent or closely connected words with the same sound or syllable. The term comes from Latin ad- (expressing addition) + littera ‘letter’.

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arte menor

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[ar‐te me‐nor]

A Spanish metrical term applied to verse employing lines of between two and eight syllables, with usually only the penultimate syllable being stressed. The term...

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consonance

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Is the repetition of end or medial consonants, as in ‘blank’ and ‘think’, or ‘The curfew tolls the knell of parting day’ (Thomas Gray's ‘Elegy’).

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texture

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A term used in some modern criticism (especially in New Criticism) to designate those ‘concrete’ properties of a literary work that cannot be subjected to paraphrase, as distinct from its...

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Wilfred Owen

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(1893–1918)

British poet, whose best-known poems were inspired by his experiences during World War I.

Owen was born at Oswestry, Shropshire, and educated at the Birkenhead...

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