Poetic Terminology

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Apostrophe
a direct address of an inanimate object, abstract qualities or a person not living or present
Metonymy
A word or phrase that replaces the name of an object or concept for another to which it is related
Paradox
a situtation or phrase that appears to be contradictory but which contains a truth worth considering
Personification
the endowment of inanimate objects are abstract concepts with animate or living qualities
pun
a play on words, or a humorous use of a single word or sound with two or more implied meanings
Alliteration
the repetition of the consoinant sounds, particularly at the beginning of the words
Assonance
repetition of similar vowel sounds
Elision
the omission of an unstressed vowel or syllable to preserve the meter of a line of poetry
Onomatopoeia
the use of words to imitate the sounds they describe
Slant Rhyme
rhyme formed with words with similar but not wholly identical sounds
synesthesia
an attempt to fuse different senses by describing one in terms of another
Imagery
word or sequence of words representing in a sensory experience
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