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a brief, undeveloped reference to a familiar or famous place, event, or figure from literature
a line of poetry that ends without punctuation, causing the reader to continue into the following line without a pause
a figure of speech which makes deliberate use of exaggeration for serious or humourous emphasis
words and word groups that help the reader sense or picture what is being described; can be literal or figurative
a common figure of speech in which a direct comparison or identification is made between two unlike objects
a system for identifying and measuring the rhythm evident through stressed and unstressed syllables; expressed in two parts; identification of the feet and a count of the number of feet in a given line
a figure of speech attributing human qualities to animals, inanimate objects, or abstract ideas
a labeling system to describe the rhyming pattern of a poem, most commonly using letters to label all lines in order to discover the pattern of rhyme
a figure of speech to draw an indirect comparison between two dissimilar things using "like" or "as"
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