A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem (usually tracked with letters of the alphabet).
Using words to say more than they mean on the surface. Language describing ordinary things in new ways.
The repetition of the same beginning sound in several words
The repetition of vowel sounds in the beginning, middle or end in several words
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
An overstatement or exaggeration meant to place emphasis
A comparison between two things using the words "like" or "as"
A comparison between two things without using the words "like" or "as"
The use of words that sound like what they mean
Words that joins together two seemingly contradictory/opposite elements
The repetition of the same sound at the end of every verse or sentence
A pattern of accented and unaccented syllables
a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize
A way of placing emphasis on words and syllables that creates a repetitive rhythm
A rhythmic poetic unit of one unstressed and one stressed syllable. (u --)
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
Giving human qualities to inanimate objects or animals
the way in which words are placed; a repeated rhyme or word order
Using language to create a picture or concrete feeling about a person, place, thing, or experience
a contrast between expectation and reality; the opposite of what is expected.
the overall emotion created by a work of literature
The attitude of the author toward the audience and characters (e.g., serious or humorous).
a metrical measurement of one stressed syllable and one unstressed (--u)
the idea that is intended; message(s) implied by the poet.
a verse line having five metrical feet
a strategy for marking the stressed (--) and unstressed (u) syllables in words.
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