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Poetry sound devices

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Simile
comparison between two unlike things using "like" or "as"
Metaphor
stated difference between two unlike things
Personification
giving human qualities to something that is not human
Denotation
dictionary defintion of a word
Connotation
association with a word
Allusion
reference to a well known story or character or symbol
Symbol
something concrete that represents an abstract quality
Hyperbole
an extreme exageration
paradox
a seemingly contradictory statement
Apostrophe
addressing something as if it was alive
Irony
tension between what should be and what is
Tone
the mood or feeling in a poem that is created by the words