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Arts and Humanities
Honors English 10 Poetry Terms Review
Terms in this set (24)
A recurrent, unifying element in a work such as an image, symbol, or character type that informs and sheds light on the theme.
The statement(s) expressed or implied, that a text seems to be making about its subject. (What the author is saying about a topic).
An author's attitude toward his/her subject or audience.
The general feeling created for the reader or audience. (The atmosphere created by the author).
One of the divisions of a poem, composed of two or more lines & characterized by a common pattern of meter, rhyme & line number.
A line in poetry that corresponds with natural speech pauses. (Lines concluding in a punctuation mark).
A run-on line that moves on without a pause into the next line.
The writer's word choice.
The emotions, values, or images associated with a word. The implied meaning of a particular word or phrase.
The literal meaning of a word...there are no emotions, values, or images associated with this type of meaning.
Language that appeals specifically to the senses & heightens a reader's experience of the story, poem, or text.
An expression that uses the words "like" or "as" to compare two seemingly dissimilar things.
An expression that subtly and deeply associates two unlike things, forcing the reader to consider the total comparison.
Gives the attributes of a human being to an animal, object or concept. The reader visualizes the literal term in human form.
A method by which the author or poet addresses someone "absent" or "dead" or something nonhuman as if that person or thing were present and alive and could reply.
An object or figure that means more than what it is (i.e. represents something deeper or more significant).
An exaggeration. It may be humorous or grave, fanciful or restrained, convincing or unconvincing.
Rhyme occurring at the end of a line of verse.
Rhyme contained within a line of verse.
Repetition of the same sound at the beginning of a word.
Repetition of two or more vowel sounds within words in close proximity.
Repetition of two or more consonant sounds within words in close proximity.
Words that imitate sounds.
A pattern of rhyme throughout a poem or stanza. In analysis, this is represented by a letter for each similar sound.
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