a figure of speech that compares two unlike things, using the words like or as.
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
a figure of speech that compares two unlike things directly, without the use of like or as.
assigning human qualities to non-human things.
words that sound similar to their meaning.
a figure of speech that uses overstatement for emphasis, surprise, or humor.
using an object to represent an idea.
words with a humorous double meaning.
expressions that have a meaning apart from the meanings of the individual words.
a unit in metrical poetry that measures the stresses in a line.
refers to how the feet are put together to form lines of poetry. The combinations of long and short syllables give poetry a musical feel.
the pattern of long and short syllables in a poetic line. In modern poetry, some words receive greater vocal emphasis than others.
what poets write, the actual words used to form the framework of rhythm and meter.
the overall feeling the poem creates.