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the speaker talks directly to an on the spot listener whose reactions may effect the course of the poem.
Equates known objects or actions with something unknown or to be explained latter merges identities
A figurative language device where something wrong or contradictory is shown to be truthful and non contradictory
Repetition of the same word or phrase throughout a work or a section of the work to give weight to its meaning and emphasis where needed
Poet describe feelings or perceptions with words that usually refer to a different or opposite feeling or perception
Makes a point by emphasizing a discrepancy or opposite, allows you to understand and to feel
Meaningful sound that begins with the one vowel sound and then is completed by movement to another vowel sound
Uses the accented stress mark (/) more intense syllables that determine accent/ beat in a poetic line
scanning a poem- informs on how the poem establishes its metrical pattern and variations in that pattern
ex. Papa's waltz- refers to a poem which a father scoops up his child and whirls him around while drunk and yelling
ex. The wood of the sewing box is also wood used to make her dead boyfriend's coffin
ex. " The Workbox" the husband remains unsure of his wife's feelings about him, but the reader believes they know because of the wife's actions in the final stanza
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