POETRY

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alliteration

repetition of initial consonant sounds and is used to give emphasis to words, imitate sounds, and create musical effects

assonance

epetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong in nonrhyming stressed syllables

onomatopoeia

use of words that imitate sounds

rhyme

the occurrence of the same or similar sounds at the end of two or more words

metaphor

a figure of speech in which two unlike things are compared

simile

figure of speech where LIKE or AS is used to compare two unlike ideas

personification

type of figurative language in which a non human subject is given human characteristics

allusion

An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly

aside

remark by a character in a play intended to be heard by the audience but not by the other characters.

autobiography

An account of a person's life written by that person

blank verse

Verse without rhyme

characterization

method used by a writer to develop a character

climax

The most intense, exciting, or important point of something; a culmination or apex.

conflict

A serious disagreement or argument

connotation

An idea or feeling that a word invokes for a person in addition to its literal or primary meaning

couplet

Two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, forming a unit.

denotation

The literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests.

dialect

A particular form of a language that is peculiar to a specific region or social group

dialogue

Conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or movie

exposition

A comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory.

fiction

Prose literature, about imaginary events and people.

foreshadowing

Be a warning or indication of (a future event).

imagery

visually descriptive or figurative language

lyric poem

a short poem of songlike quality

monologue

A long speech by one actor in a play or movie, or as part of a theatrical or broadcast program

mood

A temporary state of mind or feeling

narration

a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events

non-fiction

representation of a subject which an author presents as fact

plot

Secretly make plans to carry out (an illegal or harmful action)

quatrain

A stanza of four lines

setting

The place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place

soliloquy

An act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers

sonnet

A poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes, in English typically having ten syllables per line

symbol

A thing that represents or stands for something else

theme

subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition

tone

overall quality of a musical or vocal sound

tragedy

An event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress

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