Create an account
a reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, work of art that the poet expects the reader to recognize
the implied or suggested meaning of a word; emotional overtones of the word; what it suggests to the reader
Figure of speech/figurative language
a word or phrase that identifies or describes something in a way that is not literally true, but may be meaningful in a deeper sense. Metaphor, simile, personification are considered this
an unexpected twist; the contrast between what is expected to happen and what actually occurs
a form of verbal irony; saying something and meaning the exact opposite, with the intent to be witty or insulting.
an object, person, place, event that stands for something more than itself; something concrete that stands for an abstract concept.
the writer's attitude toward the subject he or she is writing about or the speaker's attitude toward the subject he or she is talking about
poetry that tells a story; present dramatic events in a vivid way, using some of the same elements as short stories--for example, plot, characters, and dialogue
poetry that includes the techniques of drama. One or more characters speak to other characters that may or may not be present in the poem.
a poem in which one person addresses a listener or listeners who do not speak. The speaker reveals his or her character by commenting on a crucial problem or conflict in his or her life.
highly musical verse that expresses the emotions, attitudes, and observations of a single speaker its usually short and musical.
a word or phrases that appeals to one or more of the senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell, movement)
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
Having trouble? Click here for help.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again
Reload the page to try again!Reload
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.
Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.
For more help, see our troubleshooting page.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.
Star this term
You can study starred terms together