LIT: Poetry Terms II

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10 terms · Part II Week 12/6/10 - 12/10/10

Repetition

the reiterating of a word or phrase within a poem

Simile

a direct or explicit comparison between two usually unrelated things.

Metaphor

an implied comparison between two usually unrelated things indicating a likeness or analogy between attributes found in both things

Personification

the giving of human characteristics to inanimate objects, ideas, or animals

Synecdoche

the technique of mentioning a part of something to represent the whole

Metonymy

the substitution of a word naming an object for another word closely associated with it.

Hyperbole

exaggeration for the sake of emphasis and is not to be taken literally

Litotes

understatement and is achieved by saying the opposite of what one means or by making an affirmation by stating the fact in the negative

Antithesis

balancing or contrasting of one term against another

Apostrophe

the addressing of someone or something, usually not present, as though present.

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