Poetry Terms Set One

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alliteration

repetition of initial consonant sounds

personification

representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature

tone

the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author

onomatopoeia

the use of words that imitate sounds

figurative language

writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid.

simile

a comparison using like or as

metaphor

a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as

imagery

The use of language to evoke a picture or a concrete sensation of a person, thing, place, or experience

hyperbole

extreme exaggeration

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