19 terms

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alliteration
repetition of a sound at the beginning of words
assonance
rhyme in which the vowel sounds at the end of words are repeated
aside
words spoken so as not to be heard by others present
consonance
the repetition of the same consonant two or more times in short succession
concrete poem
a poem whose meaning is conveyed through its shape on the page
couplet
a pair of lines of meter
epic
a long poetic composition
diction
style of speaking or writing as dependent upon choice of vocabulary
epithet
any word or phrase applied to a person to describe a quality they have
hyperbole
obvious and intentional exaggeration
imagery
anything that appeals to the senses
inversion
a change from basic word order
lyric poetry
emotional songlike poem
metaphor
when a term or phrase is applied to something which isn't literally applicable
onomatopeoia
when a word is the sound
personification
giving a personal characteristic to inanimate objects
parallelism
a balance of two or more similar words or phrases
simile
a comparison using like or as
exposition
to expose characters and setting