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13 terms

Poetic Devices

STUDY
PLAY
Rhythm
Pattern
Imagery
5 senses
Onomatopoeia
imitate sound
repetition
word used more than once
Alliteration
some smug slug
Metaphor
a comparison between unlike things without saying like or as
simile
says one thing is like another
rhyme
the effect when similar vowels come together
Hyperbole
exaggeration
Personification
when you make a nonhuman thing do something human`
Epic Hero
usually someone who is in high social position, who is pitted against monsters and therefore strong and courageous, all most to the point of being superhuman. He deals with others cleverly. He also must have a weakness which he must overcome.
Epic
a long narrative poem that tells the adventures of a hero who's actions help decide the fate of a nation/group of people
Xenia
the law/custom of offering protection and hospitality to strangers