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Language that goes beyond the literal (actual) meaning of words; it is different from the literal interpretation.
A comparison between two unlike things using like or as (sometimes "than")
Indicates a similar quality in two unlike things; a comparison of two unlike things; using is, are, were, a, was.
Gives human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, or ideas.
An obvious exaggeration that puts a vivid picture in the reader's mind or stirs a strong emotion.
Words or phrases that appeal to the five senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch.
A commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words (often goes with pictures); an expression that doesn't exactly mean what the words say.
The repetition of consonant sounds often at the beginning of words (but, sometimes can be found in the middle of words).
The repetition of vowel sounds within words to create internal rhyme.
Words that sound like their actual meaning, or mimic sounds.
Repeating of phrases, words, or sentences. Used for emphasis on the poem's meaning.
Words that end in the same sound.
Rhymes that occur at the end of a line in a poem.
Half rhyme/Slant rhyme
Words that sound similar to words; refer to words that nearly rhyme-but not quite, they are not identical; when they are spoken aloud will sound similar.
Words that sound exactly alike; is the repetition of the same stressed vowel sound as well as any consonant sounds that follow the vowel.
the pattern of beats in a poem; rhythm is expressed through stressed and unstressed syllables. Take the word, poetry, for example. The first syllable is stressed, and the last two are unstressed, as in PO-e-try.
The person who writes poems.
The narrative voice in a poem that speaks of his or her situation or feelings.
The feelings that are stirred within you when you read a poem. (Mood=Me)
The basic attitude expressed by the author in a poem: excitement, loving, heartbroken, joy, grim, melancholy...
The central message, concern, purpose, or lesson, the author is trying to convey. (Often a general statement about life.)
Using an object or a word to represent an abstract idea, thought, or feeling. An action, person, place, word, or object can all have a symbolic meaning.
a grouped set of lines within a poem, like a paragraph, stanzas are separated by a blank line between each.
A pair of lines in a poem that ends in a rhyme; consists of two successive lines (one after the other) that rhyme and have the same metre (length).
A conclusion made by the reader based on evidence, such as facts or clues put by an author in a poem.
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