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the writer's or speaker's attitude toward the subject of a story, toward a character, or toward the audience (the readers).
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
Understatement (or euphemism/meiosis)
the presentation of something as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually is (the opposite of hyperbole)
rhyme that falls on the stressed and concluding syllables of the rhyme-words. Examples include "keep" and "sleep," "glow" and "no," and "spell" and "impel."
is a rhyme that matches two or more syllables at the end of the respective lines (painted-acquainted, passion-fashion)
rhyme in which the vowel sounds are nearly, but not exactly the same (i.e. the words "stress" and "kiss"); sometimes called half-rhyme, near rhyme, or partial rhyme
Perfect rhyme where the grammatical end of the line or thought coincides with the perfect rhyme.
the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words. ex: ping-pong, sound-sand, round-rind
The process of marking lines of poetry to show the type of feet and the number of feet they contain
a poem usually addressed to a particular person, object or event that has stimulated deep and noble feelings in the poet
a term that describes a line of poetry that ends with a natural pause often indicated by a mark of punctuation
The leaving out of an unstressed syllable or vowel, usually in order to keep a regular meter in a line of poetry.
metrical measurement of two unstressed syllables and then one stressed one (an-a-PEST))
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