English 8 Poetic Terms

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Alliteration
repeating the same consonant sound at the beginning of two or more words in a close succession
Metaphor
speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resembalance
Onomatopoeia
a word that imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes
Personification
a description of an object as being a living person or animal
Rhyme
a repition of similar sounds in tow or more words
Rhyme Scheme
the pattern of rhyming lines in a poem
Rhythm
a term used to refer to the recurrence of stressed and unsrtessed sounds in poetry
Simile
a figure of speech comparing two unlike things usling the words "like", "as", or "than"
Speaker
the voice used by an author to tell a story or speak a poem