Lit Devices 2 (poetry terms)
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A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
Words that sound like their meaning.
Giving human qualities to an object, animal, or idea.
A comparison between two unlike things, using the words like or as.
A comparison between two unlike things, WITHOUT using the words like or as.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
the use of clues to hint at events that will occur later in the plot
Language that appeals to the senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, or smell).
An extreme exaggeration
The repetition of INITIAL consonant sounds in words that are close together.
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase.
A form of writing that often uses imagery, rhyme or rhythm to create an emotional response.
The pattern of end rhyme in a poem; each line is assigned a letter and lines that rhyme are given the same letter.
A musical quality produced by the repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables
When an object or idea represents something else.
Repetition of vowel sounds within neighboring words.
Repetition of consonant sounds within or at the end of words.
Comparisons between unrelated things or ideas to reveal the familiar in surprising ways. Similes, metaphors, personification, hyperbole, imagery, and allusion are all types of this.
When lines are organized in units of meaning; always separated by extra white space.
Horizontal row of words
when a poet repeats words, or lines
poetry that lacks structure. It does not have a regular rhyme, rhythm, or stanza patterns
A poem that follows strict rules (limerick, ballad, ode, sonnet).
A repeated pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables.
A stanza with TWO lines.
The shape of a poem
A common, often-used expression that doesn't make sense if you take it literally.
The attitude of the author towards the subject.
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader
A figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
when a reader is aware of something that a character isn't
An outcome that turns out to be very different from what was expected
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