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10 terms

LIT: Poetry Terms II

Part II Week 12/6/10 - 12/10/10
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Repetition
the reiterating of a word or phrase within a poem
Simile
a direct or explicit comparison between two usually unrelated things.
Metaphor
an implied comparison between two usually unrelated things indicating a likeness or analogy between attributes found in both things
Personification
the giving of human characteristics to inanimate objects, ideas, or animals
Synecdoche
the technique of mentioning a part of something to represent the whole
Metonymy
the substitution of a word naming an object for another word closely associated with it.
Hyperbole
exaggeration for the sake of emphasis and is not to be taken literally
Litotes
understatement and is achieved by saying the opposite of what one means or by making an affirmation by stating the fact in the negative
Antithesis
balancing or contrasting of one term against another
Apostrophe
the addressing of someone or something, usually not present, as though present.