creating a picture in the reader's mind through words
a comparison between two unlike things using the words, "like" or "as".
giving inanimate objects qualities of something living or animate
the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words
The attitude of the author toward the audience and characters (e.g., serious or humorous).
using words that imitate the sound they denote
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
Implies or suggests the comparison between the two thing without stating it directly
a metaphor which extends over several lines or an entire poem
rhyme within a line
a term used for words in a rhyming pattern that have some kind of sound correspondence but are not perfect rhymes
a figure of speech comparing two unlike things without using like or as