This glossary of poetic and literary terms contains over 60 of the concepts students encounter most as they read, think about, and write about literature, poetry and otherwise. There are copious examples provided. I divide the terms into categories that have served me well in teaching English literature, chiefly terms relating to sound, meaning, structure, and imagery.
From common terms like allusion and antithesis to slightly more sophisticated ideas like metonymy and anaphora, you will find just about every term you need to teach in this comprehensive booklet. Great as a reference, as a handout to accompany your lectures, or as a study guide, and suitable for upper-secondary and even adult education.
This document is a seven-page .pdf; for a little more you can get the Word version and make changes and additions. Check my listings for this "open source" version.
Note: I will post updates when they are available; feel free to send suggestions (or corrections).
Poetic Devices a la Steinberg_2010 by Adam Steinberg is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License