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type of literature in which words are chosen and arranged in specific ways to create an effect
a single line of a poem, like a sentence
place where a line ends
a grouped set of lines in a poem, like a paragraph
the voice that "talks" to the reader, similar to a narrator in a story
phrases or lines of poetry that are repeated in a poem
the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in each line
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words
the pattern of rhymes at the ends of lines of a poem
the use of a word, phrase, line or sound more than once
Elements of literature that emphasize sound (e.g., assonance, consonance, alliteration, rhyme, onomatopoeia).
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
Repetition of consonant sounds within words
Repetition of a vowel sound within words
follows fixed rules; has regular rhythm and rhyme pattern
free verse poetry
no repeating patterns of syllables, no rhyme, modern
comparison of two unlike things
A comparison using "like" or "as"
A comparison between two unlike things that continues throughout a series of sentences in a paragraph or lines in a poem.
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
A short poem in which a single speaker expresses personal thoughts and feelings.
a poem that tells a story; may be short or long, simple or complex
a written work to be performed
Is the time and place of the action of a literary work. It can include the mood or atmosphere that the author wants to portray.
the actors who perform in the play
the chunks of the play (like chapters in a book)
smaller section of the play
the items used by the actors
the text that shows who says what in a play
tells actors what to do, where to go, and how to act
introduction of a story, drama, or passage
conversation between characters
a person who writes plays
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