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Poetic & Literary Devices: Definitions
rhyme at the end of lines
two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
rhyme within a line
words that almost rhyme
musical quality in language produced by repetition
pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry
repetition of initial consonant sounds
repetition of vowel sounds
repeated word, phrase, line, or group of lines
comparison of two unlike things using "like" or "as"
direct comparison of two unlike things
giving human qualities to animals or objects
humorous play on words
commonly used expression
when you say one thing and mean something else
situation that turns out to be just the opposite of what you would expect
when you know something that a character doesn't know
conversations between two or more characters
way of speaking that is characteristic of a particular place or group of people
language that creates word pictures and appeals to your senses
use of words with sounds that imitate or suggest their meaning
something that has meaning in itself and also stands for something else