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Arts and Humanities
Terms in this set (19)
The dictionary definition of a word
an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
A comparison using "like" or "as"
A comparison without using like or as
understatement, often used sarcastically
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
An expression where the literal meaning of the words is not the meaning of the expression.
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art
a sound, word, phrase or line repeated regularly in a poem
Consonant sounds repeated at the beginnings of words
consonant sounds repeated anywhere in words
A type of alliteration in which the "s" sound is repeated.
Repetition of vowel sounds
A pause or sudden break in a line of poetry
a sentence is carried over to the next line without pause
Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader
a line of verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable
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