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comparison using like or as


comparison NOT using like or as


use of great exaggeration

dramatic irony

audience knows something a character does not


combination of words that contradict each other


a play on words involving words with two meanings


the same sound begins words


reference to history, mythology, or literature

iambic pentameter

unstressed followed by stressed syllables, 10 syllables per line


a hint of what could happen

slant rhyme

when words have the same end consonant or vowel sound, but not both - not exact rhyme


a speech by one character that is spoken so other characters can hear


a character's inner most thoughts, character speaks on stage but only audience/reader can hear


when something nonhuman is given human qualities or characteristics

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