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the author's choice of words (Wright's The Blessing - Suddenly I realize/ That if I stepped out of my body I would break/into blossom)
the grating of incompatible sounds; a non-harmonious chord (1. the clinching interlocking claws, a living, fierce, gyrating wheel ... 2) situational dissonance: You are a strict vegetarian but you see a stylish leather jacket on sale and want to buy it)
crude, simplistic verse, often in sing-song rhyme ("Said the big red rooster / to the little brown hen / 'You haven't laid an egg / Since goodness when ... )
opposite of utopia, a society where social and technological advances have served to aid corruption
a long narrative poem on a serious theme in a dignified style; often describes glorious or profound subject (Homer's the Iliad and Odyssey)
a quotation that is placed at the start of a work or section that expresses what will be said
repetition of same words at the end of sentences or phrases (Emerson's "What lies between US and what lies before US are tiny compared to what lies within US")
a word which makes the reader see the object described in a clearer or sharper light. It is both exact and imaginative (ex: "blindfolding night," "whipped clouds," "panicky trees," etc)
elegant Victorian prose style filled with alliteration and similes, balanced sentence construction, and allusions; highly elaborate and artificial style ("So bees with smoke and doves with noisome stench / Are from their hives and houses driven away")
word interrupting syntax to give emphasis to words around it ("All truth is not, indeed, of equal importance")
words that look similar, but are pronounced differently; also called visual rhyme and sight rhyme; refers to rhymes based on similarity of spelling rather than sound: wind/find, slaughter/laughter, love/move
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