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9 terms

Poetry 3-6-2012

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imagery
language that appeals to the senses
alliteration
repetition of initial consonant sounds
metaphor
comparison not using like or as
repetition
repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis
onomatopoeia
words that sound like what they mean
rhyme
be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable
personification
the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas
rhythm
the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements
simile
a comparison of two unlike things using like or as