is the repetition of usualy initial (first) consonant sounds in words.
is the repetition of consonant sounds in words. Alliteration is a special form of consonance.
is the repetition of vowel sounds without repeating consonants.
is the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive lines or clauses of a poem.
is the overall feeling, or emotional effect, created by the poet's use of language. Also, tone is the poet's, or the speaker's, attitude toward the subject, the audience, or him/herself.
is the representation through language of sensory experience--it is any language directed at any of any of the five senses. (sight--visual, sound--auditory, touch--tactile or kinesthetic, taste--gustatory, and smell--olfactory)
are the meaning(s), attitude(s), or idea(s)--abstract concept(s) that are suggested by imagistic details. One thing (theme) suggested in terms of the other (image). For example, light and dark imagery might suggest a relationship between good and evil, or indicate a difference between levels of knowing, ignorance versus knowledge or understanding, both of which are themes.
is an exaggeration or overstatement.
is a comparison of two things in which no word of comparison (like, as, or as if) is used.
is a literary device in which the author speaks of or describes an animal, object, or idea as if it were a person.
is a comparison of two things using the words like, as, or as if.
is a person, a place, a thing, or an event used to represent something else, usually expressed as an idea. For example, many Americans believe the American flag is a symbol of freedom. Characters in literature can also be symbols. For instance, a character might symbolize good or evil in an allegorical story. A symbol may be read literally or metaphorically.
is the meaning of the word suggested by its use and its context in a passage.
is the literal, dictionary, meaning of a word.
is a division of poetry named for the number of lines it contains--a verse paragraph
word choice. The poet has a vast number of words from which to choose. Why pick the words
word arrangement. Likewise, poets can organize the words they use in a variety of ways to achieve different effects, create different, new even, meanings.
is the personality of the speaker which is made apparent in the poem primarily through the poet's use of diction and syntax.
Figure of Speech
is a literary device used to create a special effect or feeling by making some type of interesting or creative comparison. Typical Figures of Speech include.