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a reference to a well known place, literary work of art, famous person, or historical event.
comparison of 2 unlike things that use imagery to help understand a concept.
the use of overstatement or exaggeration, allows writers to infuse shades of meaning onto descriptions of characters
the language that appeals to the senses. Most images are visual, the appeal to sense of sight
contrast between expectation and reality
involves a contrast between what is said or written and what is meant
occurs when what happens is very different from what is expected
occurs when the audience or reader knows something a character does not know
an imaginative comparison between 2 unlike things in which one thing is said to be another
figure of speech in which a nonhuman thing or quality is given human characteristics
a way of using words so that their meaning can be taken in different ways, which makes what is said humorous
a comparison between 2 unlike things using a word such as like, as, than or resembles
a symbol is a person, place, thing, or event, that has its own meaning but also stands for something beyond itself.
the repetition of the same or very similar consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
refers to words that sound like what they are describing
the repetition of accented vowel sounds and all sounds following them in words placed close together in a poem
words within a line ryhme
occurs at the end of lines
the pattern of end rhyme in a poem
refers to the beat and pace of written words