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a narrative technique in which characters representing things or abstract ideas are used to convey a message
a poetic device where the first consonant sounds or any vowel sounds in dowrds or syllables are repeated
a reference to a familiar literacy or historical person or event, used to make an idea more easily understood
the running over of the structure of a line of verse or couplet into the following verse or couplet
a technique in writing in which the author temporarily interrupts the order, construction, or meaning of the writing for a particular effect
a device used in literature to present action that occurred before the beginning of the story
a character in a work of literature whose qualities contrast strongly with the corresponding qualities of another character
a device used in literature to create expectation or to set up an explanation of later developments
a word, phrase, or figure of speech that addresses the senses, suggesting mental paictures of sights, sounds, smells, tastes, feelings, or actions
a theme, character, image, metaphor, or other element that recurs throughout a single work of literature
a figure of speech that gives human qualities to abstract ideas, animals, and inanimate objects
refers to a poem in which words sound identical or very similar and appear in parallel positions in two or more lines
a regular pattern of sound, time intervals, or events occurring in writing, most often and most discernably in poetry
a work that uses ridicule, humor, and wit to criticize and provoke change in human nature and institutions
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