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alliteration

the repetition of similar consonant sounds, normally at the beginnings of words.

alliteration

Some bold big beautiful soul slips by me and I sigh

onomatopoeia

the use of words whose sound suggests their meaning.

onomatopoeia

buzz, hiss, honk

stanza

a group of lines in a poem, considered as a unit; like paragraphs in prose

figurative language

using words to mean something other than their literal (or factual) meaning.

hyperbole

an exaggeration that creates humor, emphasizes particular points, and/or creates dramatic effects.

hyperbole

"I've got a million things to do!"

imagery

words that appeal to one or more of the five senses; sensory language

metaphor

a figure of speech in which something is described as though it were something else. It works by pointing out a similarity between two things.

metaphor

the night is a black bat

personification

a type of language in which an inanimate subject is given human characteristics.

personification

the sun grinned, the rain danced

simile

makes a direct comparison between two unlike subjects using like or as.

simile

quiet as a mouse, good as gold

symbol

anything that stands for or represents something else; concrete objects that represent abstract ideas.

symbol

Winter or cold represents death

free verse

poetry that is not written in a regular rhythmical pattern or set rhyme scheme

mood

the feeling or atmosphere created by the poem

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