A figure of speech that uses like or as to directly compare two seemingly unalike things.
A figure of speech that compares or equates two basically different things.
A poem that tells a story. Usually includes a setting, character, action and conflict.
A figure of speech in which an animal, object or idea is given the characteristics of a human being.
The use of a word or phrase that imitates or suggests the sound of what it describes.
Specific words that appeal to the five senses and are used to create images.
Language that appeals to the senses. It is the combination or collection of images in a literary work.
Phrases in out language that say one thing but mean something else.
A poem that expresses a personal thought or emotion. Most are short, musical and full of vivid images.
Poetry that has irregular rhythms and line lengths. Most don't rhyme and they reflect the rhythms of everyday speech.
The repetition of similar vowel sounds.
The repetiton of consonant sounds, most often at the beginning of words.
The pattern of beats made by stressed and unstressed syllables in the lines of a poem.
The repetition, in two or more words, of stressed vowel sounds and consonants that come after them.
A theme not stated directly in the work but is suggested by the work's other elements.
A theme that the author expresses directly in the work.
In poetry, a line in which a pause occurs naturally at the end of the line.
In poetry, a line in which the meaning continues beyond the line.
Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme.