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You will not need to know the spelling of these words for Thursday's quiz, but you will need to use and apply the terms.

alliteration

the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of two or more words in a line of poetry

connotation

the feelings or ideas that are suggested by a word or expression

denotation

the dictionary definition of a word

rhyme scheme

the arrangement of rhymes in a poem as determined by the sound of the last word in each line

stanza

a group of lines in a poem that are set off from other lines by a space

simile

a figure of speech in which two different things are compared using like or as

metaphor

a figure of speech in which two different things are compared without using like or as

personification

a figure of speech in which human qualities are given to non-human things

hyperbole

a figure of speech that uses obvious exaggeration

irony

a mode of expression in which the poet says one thing but means the opposite

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