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english poetry terms
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Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words.
A group of lines that are considered to be a unit within a poem.
Descriptive language that appeals to the senses (taste, touch, sound, smell, and sight.)
A writer's specific word choice.
The voice of the poem (not necessarily the poet, though.)
The writer's attitude toward his/her subject.
The atmosphere or feeling created by a literary work or passage.
Repetition of sounds at the ends of words, creating a musical quality.
A poem's rhythmical pattern, similar to a "beat"
Language that is not meant to be taken literally, but to express ideas in vivid and imaginative ways.
A brief, intentional reference to a historical, mythical, or literary person, place, event, or movement.
A figure of speech that compares two unlike things, using the word 'like' or 'as'.
A figure of speech in which one thing is spoken of as though it were something else, suggesting a comparison between the two things.
When a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics
A deliberate exaggeration or overstatement.
A phrase that has risen from verbal speech. VERY informal or dialectical.
a figure of speech that has two different meanings, one
Combines two opposing and/or contradictory ideas
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