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a reference to a literary, mythic, artistic, religious, or historical person/event/idea


word choice - specifically: careful attention to choosing specific words


words that appeal to the five senses and bring to life the words in the poem


the overall emotional atmosphere or feeling in a literary work


the poet's or speaker's attitude towards his/her subject or audience


the person whose voice we "hear" in the poem ("I" might be the poet or persona)


the main (or one of the main) ideas of the work; the message


the repetition of sounds at the beginnings of words in the same line or the next line


the repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonant sounds


the repetition of consonant sounds at the ends of words


the use of words whose sounds imitate actual sounds


repeating the same word or phrase for effect


the repetition of words close to each other whose last vowel and consonant sounds are the same


arrangement of a certain number of lines, usually four or more, sometimes having a fixed length, meter, or rhyme scheme, forming a division of a poem

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