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The repetition of consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables.
In literature, an implied or indirect reference to a person, event, thing, or a part of another text.
Repetition of a word or words at the beginning of two or more successive clauses or verses especially for rhetorical or poetic effect.
Repetition of stressed vowel sounds within words with different end consonants. Also known as vowel rhyme.
Unrhymed verse, specifically unrhymed iambic pentameter.
An audible pause within a poetic line that breaks the regularity of the metrical pattern.
Latin phrase (literally meaning "pluck the day"), used by the Roman poet Horace to express the idea that one should enjoy life while one can.
Verse that presents a list of people, objects, or abstract qualities.
An elaborate, exaggerated, or strained metaphor.
The poetry of the personal or "I." Private experiences with feelings about death, trauma, depression and relationships were addressed in this type of poetry, often in an autobiographical manner.
Also called consonant-rhyme, the recurrence or repetition of identical or similar consonants.
A metrically incomplete line of verse, lacking a syllable at the end or ending with an incomplete foot.
A regional variety of language distinguished by features of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation from other regional varieties and constituting together a single language.
Choice of words, especially with regard to correctness, clearness, or effectiveness. Formal, informal, colloquial (conversational, everyday, dialect) or slang
A word or expression capable of two interpretations with one usually risqué.
The continuation of the sense of a phrase beyond the end of a line of verse.
Poetry organized to the cadences of speech and image patterns rather than according to a regular metrical scheme.
A figure of speech that is an intentional exaggeration for emphasis or comic effect. Common in love poetry.
Representation of objects, feelings, or ideas, either literally or through the use of figurative language. (Also includes language that appeals to the senses)
A movement of American and English poets whose verse was characterized by concrete language and figures of speech, modern subject matter, freedom in the use of meter, and avoidance of romantic or mystical themes which lead to focusing on creating strong imagery.
In literary style and rhetoric, the syntactical reversal of the normal order of the words and phrases in a sentence.
The arrangement of two or more ideas, characters, actions, settings, phrases, or words side-by-side or in similar narrative moments for the purpose
of comparison, contrast,
rhetorical effect, suspense,
or character development.
Writing that deals with the awareness or analysis of one's own learning or thinking processes.
An implied comparison (as in marble brow) in contrast to the explicit comparison of the simile (as in a brow white as marble).
Systematically arranged and measured rhythm in verse.
Iambic pentameter: unstressed/stressed rhythm and 5 feet (ten syllables).
Trochaic tetrameter: stressed/unstressed rhythm and 4 feet (eight syllables)
Figure of speech that consists of using the name of one thing for something else with which it is associated
Poetry written to commemorate a specific occasion or event.
The naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (such as buzz or hiss or boom).
The use of words whose sound suggests the sense. This occurs frequently in poetry, where a line of verse can express a characteristic of the thing being portrayed.
A word or group of words that is self-contradicting, as in bittersweet or plastic glass.
Coordinate ideas arranged in phrases, sentences, and paragraphs that balance one element with another of equal importance and similar wording.
A literary work in which the style of an author is closely imitated for comic effect or in ridicule.
Figure of speech in which human characteristics are attributed to an abstract quality, animal, or inanimate object.
It allows the reader to connect while the writer boosts...mood, tone, imagery, etc.
A verse unit of four lines.
Aka near, oblique rhyme; two words that have only their final consonant sounds and no preceding vowel or consonant sounds in common (such as stopped and wept, or parable and shell)
An ordered, recurrent alternation of strong and weak elements in the flow of sound and silence in speech.
Figure of speech involving a comparison between two unlike entities. Unlike the metaphor, the resemblance is explicitly indicated by the words "like" or "as" (duh)
----- should make you think whereas a metaphor causes you to feel
A fixed verse form of Italian origin consisting of 14 lines that are typically five-foot iambics rhyming according to a prescribed scheme.
State of Consciousness
Narrative technique in nondramatic fiction intended to render the flow of myriad impressions—visual, auditory, physical, associative, and subliminal—that together with rational thought impinge on the consciousness of an individual.
Something that stands for or suggests something else by reason of relationship, association, convention, or accidental resemblance; especially, a visible sign of something invisible
The way in which linguistic elements (as words) are put together to form constituents (as phrases or clauses)
word choice and word order
The writer's attitude toward the material and/or readers.
The art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space within letters pairs (kerning).
A figure of speech in which a writer or speaker says less than what he or she means; the opposite of exaggeration.
Seven-syllable (typically) lines using two rhymes, distributed in (normally) five tercets (three-line stanzas) and a final quatrain with line repetitions.
The "turning" point or climax
Two words end with the same vowel-consonant combination (stand/land)
Aka double rhyme, two syllables rhyme (profession/discretion)
Rhyme within a line; e.g. "Hark; hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings."
Syllables are identical in spelling but are pronounced differently (cough/slough)