Apostrophe is more than a mark–
It’s talking to a dead person
or an inanimate object
like a corpse in the park, even a piece of bark.
Caesura is a pause in poetry
Time to breathe.
Did the pause of a seizure
Come from caesura?
Sarcasm literally means–
tearing of flesh.
Interesting to know–
Distracting me from what I need to show.
Metonymy is when you speak
of something loosely related
or part of a whole
Though you mean only part,
How are the Oval Office actions metonymy?
Yet the Cabinet talking to the president is synecdoche?
Why does this matter to me?
Internet definitions do not agree.
Bildungsroman is a novel of formation
Die Bildung means a building, I remember.
David Copperfield is one,
so is Catcher in the Rye.
To Kill a Mockingbird might be one.
Unless you consider it regional,
By now maybe
Terza rima is three lines of something.
Octava rima is 8 lines,
Petrarch grouped by 8
Or was that Spenser,
The Italian Sonnet
Also know as Petrarchen,
than a quatrain.
The Italians like ABBA.
Spenser wrote of fairies,
As easy as ABC.
That will help me remember the first line of each quatrain.
I already know refrain.
My focus is beginning to wane.
My pencil had got to be number two.
Oh, when will this test be through?
Saturday from 2 to 6
I’d rather be home watching flicks.
I feel like such a ditz!
I am thinking all this cramming is hit or miss.