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Symbols

A person,place, thing or event that has meaning in itself and stands for something beyond itself as well

Imagery

Language that appeals to the senses

Metaphor

Directly compares two very different things
Example:The moon was a golden coin in the sky

Simile

Compares two things using a word such as like,as or than
Example:The moon looked like a golden coin high in the sky

Personification

Describes a nonhuman thing as if it were human
Example:The moon smiled down from the high in the sky

Alliteration

The repetition of constant sounds in several words that are close together
Example:Hannah's home has heat hopefully

Onomatopoeia

The use of words with sounds that imitate or suggest their meaning
Example:Buzz,hiss,zoom

Repetition

The repeated beginnings and structures of the lines
Example:Into our past into the river crossing at five into the spinach fields

Assonance

Repeated vowel sounds
Example:And weightless suspended on a line in space

Rhyme

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

Approximate

Sounds that are similar but not exactly the same
Example:There was a girl from Ohio who greeted the world with a smile

Couplet

When two rhyming lines are consecutive
Example:There was girl from Ohio who greeted the world with a smile

End

Rhymes at the ends of lines
Example:There was an old man from Nantucket who died when he stepped on a bucket

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