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author's word choice
author's attitude towards the subject
central idea of a work of literature
word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of another and is not meant to be understood on a literal level
a figure of speech that compares two unlike things that share similar characteristics (does not use "like" or "as")
A metaphor that does not tell us directly that one thing is something else; instead it uses words that suggest the nature of the comparison
A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things using "like" or "as"
A figure of speech in which an object, idea, or animal is given human qualities and attributes
Figurative language that describes objects, actions, ideas that appeal to the senses.
Stylistic device that repeats a consonant sound in a series of multiple words
Stylistic device in which the repeated vowel sound to create internal rhyming within phrases or sentences
Use a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning (Batman words)
All the meanings, associations, or emotions that are attached to the word
The literal dictionary definitions of a word
Way of speaking that is characteristic of a particular region or particular group of people
Repeated words, phrases, sentences
Musical quality in language produced by repetition
A single line of poetry
Group of lines in a poem that form a unit
A pattern of stresses and unstressed syllables in poetry
Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
A rhyme that occurs a the ends of lines
A type of poem that is set to music or tells a story of tragedy or adventure
A type of poem that expresses a speaker's emotions or thoughts
A fourteen-line lyric poem that is written in iambic pentameter and has a rhyme scheme
poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter (each line contains 5 iambs)
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite
word or statement with two or more possible meanings
element that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words or descriptions.