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a type of literature that expresses ideas, feelings, or tells a story in a specific form (usually using lines and stanzas)
when a person, place, thing, or event has meaning in itself also represents, or stands for, something else
a symbol that is recognized at different times in history and across cultures as having a main meaning
the exact, literal definition of a word, the dictionary definition of the word without any emotional associations.
language that appeals to the senses. Most are visual, but they can also appeal to the senses of sound, touch, taste or smell.
An expression where the literal meaning of the words is not the meaning of the expression. It means something other than what it actually says.
types of allusions
literary- when one work of literature refers to another work of literature; historical- when a work of literature refers to an historical event; biblical- when a work of literature refers to an event or character from the BIble
An absent person or inanimate object is directly spoken to as though it or he was present
a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables. Occurs when syllables of the words in a poem are arranged in a repeating pattern
unit of meter. Can have two or three syllables. Consists of one stressed and one or more unstressed syllables.
free verse poetry
does not have any repeating patterns of stressed and unstressed syllables. Does not have rhyme. Very conversational-sounds like someone is talking with you. A more modern type of poetry.
a.k.a. imperfect rhyme, close rhyme. The words share either the same vowel or consonant sound but not both
a short poem. Usually written in first person point of view. Expresses an emotion or an idea or describes a scene. Do not tell a story are often musical
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