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A literary form that combines the precise meanings of words with their emotional associations, sounds, and rhythms.
A direct comparison that does not use "like" or "as".
An indirect comparison using "like" or "as".
Giving human characteristics to non-living things or animals.
Using a word whose sound imitates its meaning.
Use of details or words that relate to the five senses.
Using the sounds of words to create a musical quality.
A pattern created by use of stressed and unstressed syllables.
A long narrative poem about the adventures of heroes of gods.
Song-like narrative about an adventure or romance.
The repetition of similar sounds at the end of words.
Repetition of the initial sounds of words (when words start with the same sound).
Repetition of vowel sounds ("I leave the lonely sea beneath me.").
Repetition of consonant sounds ("Few find effort to be enough.").
The use of any language element (word, sound) more than once.
A poem that focuses on the specific feeling of a single speaker.
A kind of poem that tells a story with beginning, middle, and end.
A 3-line poem that focuses on natural imagery.
A 14-line lyric poem with formal rhythm and rhyme scheme.
An extreme exaggeration for humorous effect.
A four-line stanza with the rhyme scheme ABAB.
A group of lines in a poem.
A group of two lines that rhyme with each other.
A reference to something famous outside the story/poem.
Language that is not literally true, but has a deeper meaning.
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