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The use of words to recreate sensory impressions.
Language that is NOT intended to be taken literally.
A type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics
A figure of speech that uses like or as to make a direct comparison between two unlike ideas
a figure of speech which compares two unlike ideas as though one were the other.
extreme exaggeration used to create humor, emphasis, or drama
anything that represents something else, often by indirect association.
a fixed, distinctive expression whose meaning cannot be deduced from the combined meanings of its actual words.
the use, more than once, of any element of language - a sound, word, phrase, clause, sentence
repetition of initial (beginning) consonant sounds
The repetition of sounds at the ends of words
the pattern of beats or stresses in spoken or written language
a fixed pattern of accented and unaccented syllables in lines of fixed length to create rhythm
the use of words that imitate sounds
a phrase combining two seemingly contradictory terms
the basic structure of a text that an author purposefully chooses to complement ideas and content.
a formal division of lines in a poem, considered as a unit
a pair of rhyming lines
a stanza of four lines
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.
sometimes put to music that tells a story in a number of short regular stanzas, often with a refrain
a humorous verse form of 5 anapestic lines with a rhyme scheme of aabba
a contradiction between expectation and reality, between what is said and what is meant, or between what
appears to be true and what really is true
the central message, concern, or purpose; a statement of theme includes a topic and the author's point or message about that topic
The emotional feelings created in the reader; created by the author's use of language, including images, dialogue, setting, and plot.
The writer's attitude toward The subject, ex. serious sarcastic, objective, enthusiastic, humorous, etc.
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