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Poetic Terms in Song
when the opposite of what is expected occurs
comparison using "like" or "as"
comparison devoid of "like" or "as"
details pertaining to a particular geographical location
language evoking sensory images
a play on words in which multiple interpretations of a given word are possible
repetition of vowel sounds within a series of words
repetition of consonant sounds within a series of words
repetition of sounds that begin a series of words
an inherently contradictory statement which may be construed as true or possible
point of view
the vantage point from which a story is told
an exaggeration for effect
the act of providing inanimate things with human characteristics
the juxtaposition of contradictory terms
a disparity of expression in which a literal meaning is contrary to its intended effect
a disparity of expression and awareness
when the result of an action is contrary to the desired or expected effect
the quality of being open to more than one interpretation
a figurative mode of expression conveying a meaning other than the literal
a figure of speech in which a spoken phrase is devised to be understood in two ways
the greatest songwriter to ever grace our sweet Mother Earth
form of speech which contains an expression of less strength than what would be expected
a direct or indirect reference to something beyond the lyrics
an overused expression
the use of symbols to represent things such as ideas and emotions
an expression substituted for something unpleasant