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Unit 3

Symbol

something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible

Imagery

Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)

Metaphor

A figure of speech that compares 2things without using like or as

Simile

a comparison using "like" or "as"

Personification

A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes

Alliteration

use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse

Onomatopoeia

the use of words that imitate sounds or suggest their meaning

Repetition

The repeated beginnings and structures of lines

Assonance

Repeated vowel sounds

Approximate rhyme

Sounds that are similar but not exactly the same

Couplet

When 2 rhyming lines are consecutive

End

Rhymes at the ends of lines

Exact rhyme

When two words rhyme exactly

Internal rhyme

When words rhyme inside a line

Line

A unit of language that plays and poems are divided into

Stanza

A group of consecutive lines in a poem that from a single unit of thought it may consist of a number of lines or a single line italian for stopping place

Free verse poems

Doesn't follow rhythm or rhyme

Lyric poems

Poems express feeling and thoughts, usually short evoke a single strong emotion

Narrative poems

A poem that is a story and follows a plot line

Rhyme

The repetition of vowel sounds and all sounds after them In words that are close together in a poem

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