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Arts and Humanities
Required Poetic Devices
Terms in this set (25)
author's word choice, sentence structure, figurative language to establish meaning in the text.
This term can be referred as perspective or tone of the writer like serious or humorous.
Evokes feelings in readers through words and descriptions; it creates an emotional situation.
A grouping of two or more lines in a pattern that is repeated throughout a poem.
The pattern at the end of a poem. The pattern is charted by assigning a letter of the alphabet.
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words
A technique in which a sound, word, phrase, or line is repeated for effect or emphasis
Go beyond the literal meanings of the words to give the readers new insights.
Descriptive words that re-create sensory experiences for the reader, the five senses are used.
Makes a comparison between two things using the word like or as
Makes a comparison between two things that are unlike but that have something in common.
Gives human qualities to animals, ideas, or objects.
Where exaggeration is used to create a strong effect.
Uses words whose sounds suggest their meaning.
Two different terms combined to create a new word through blending of two existing words.
Repetition of similar consonant sounds in the middle or at the end of words.
Repetition of similar vowel sounds in non-rhyming words.
A cutting up or off; the quality or state of being concise.
A speaker or writer's choice of words
A Japanese poem composed of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five morae, usually containing a season word
A short Japanese style poem, similar to haiku in structure that treats human beings rather than nature. Often in humorous or satiric ways
A Japanese poem of five lines, the first and third composed of five syllables and the other seven.
A poem consisting of six, six line stanzas and a three line envoy. The end words of the first stanza are repeated in varied order as end words in the other stanzas and also recur in the envoy.
A poem that tells a story.
normally unassociated ideas, words, or phrases are placed next to one another, creating an effect of surprise
Recommended textbook explanations
myPerspectives: English Language Arts, California (Grade 9, Volume 1)
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SpringBoard English Language Arts: Grade 7
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