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the repetition of initial identical consonant sounds or iny vowel sound in successive or closely associated syllables. Ex: fair breeze blew, the white foam flew...
unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning, often misunderstood or interpreted in more than one way.
Language that employs one or more figures of speech to add color or richness to poetry.[examples are metaphor, simile, and personification.
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
A concrete representation of a sense impression, a feeling, or an idea, appeals to the 5 senses.
A contradiction or incongruity between the implied and expected; verbal, dramatic, situational.
a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things WITHOUT the use of such specific words of comparison as like, as, than, or resembles
The process of marking lines of poetry to show the type of feet and the number of feet they contain as well as rhyme pattern.
the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author
Organizational rules specifying word order, sentence organization, and word relationships; the grammar of a poem.
A direct comparison made between two unlike things, using a word of comparison such as like, as, than, such as, or resembles.
A pattern of end rhymes in a poem; noted by assigning a letter of the alphabet, beginning with a, to each line; lines that rhyme are given the same letter.
A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
point of view
The vantage point from which the story is told. 1st person uses I, me or my. 3rd person uses she, him, her or they. Rarely is 2nd person used.
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