language that is used in writing to produce images in a reader's mind and to express ideas in fresh, vivid, and imaginative ways
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
a theme or idea in a work of art or literature that is developed or repeated
something that stands for or represents something else
figure of speech
A device used to produce figurative language. Many compare dissimilar things.
a figure of speech in which one directly addresses an absent or imaginary person, or some abstraction
a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
a figure of speech which the name of one object is substituted for that of another closely associated with it
A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole (as hand for sailor), the whole for a part (as the law for police officer), the specific for the general (as cutthroat for assassin), the general for the specific (as thief for pickpocket), or the material for the thing made from it (as steel for sword).
a figure of speech consisting of two apparently contradictory terms
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words
the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
using words that imitate the sound they denote
A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry, determined by a certain number of feet
The basic rhythmic unit of a line of poetry, formed by a combination of two or three syllables, either stressed or unstressed.
the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
the pattern of rhyme in a poem
The grammatical structure of prose and poetry; sentence structure, punctuation and lines
a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem:
the continuation of meaning, without pause or break, from one line of poetry to the next
a break or pause (usually for sense) in the middle of a verse line
a poem that may be categorized by the pattern of its lines, meter, rhythm, or stanzas.
a fourteen line form of poetry
a sonnet consisting of an octave with the rhyme pattern abbaabba, with a "turn" at the end, followed by a sestet with the rhyme pattern cdecde or cdcdcd
consists of three quatrains with the rhyme pattern "abab," cdcd," "efef" followed by a couplet with the pattern "gg" containing the "turn"
a short poem of songlike quality
poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
unrhymed verse without a consistent metrical pattern
the author's choice of words that creates tone, attitude, and style, as well as meaning
refers to the implied or suggested meanings associated with a word beyond its dictionary definition
the literal meaning of a word
a play on words, often achieved through the use of words with similar sounds but different meanings
a figure of speech that emphasizes its subject by conscious understatement
the writer's or speaker's attitude toward the subject of a story, toward a character, or toward the audience (the readers).
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work, shown though the relationship between verbs and nouns
the person speaking in the poem, like the narrator in prose - not always the poet
passing reference or indirect mention
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
a side-by-side position in order to compare
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
a direct opposite, a contrast