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Obvious exaggeration used to emphasize a point or add excitement and humor to a story. (ex. I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse.)
An expression that means something different from what it says. (ex. "Shake a leg!" or "You let the cat out of the bag!")
Words or phrases that appeal to the senses and create mental images, like the use of the five senses.
Giving human qualities or actions to something that is non-human, like animals, inanimate objects, or ideas.
Something concrete that stands for something abstract. (ex. A nation's flag is a symbol of national pride.)
The way the poem is written - free-style, ballad, haiku, etc. - includes length of meters, number of stanzas along with rhyme techniques and rhythm.
The repetition of beginning consonant sounds in a group of words. (ex. Cows are craving cuisine crunch crops.)
The repetition of end sounds in words. (ex. Cobbler, cobbler, mend my shoe. Get it done by half past two.)
The pattern of beats or stresses in language. It helps create a mood of fast or slow, like "calm" or "frenzied".)
A literary element that is found within a poem such as: alliteration, metaphor, onomatopoeia, repetitions, rhyme, rhythm, simile, etc.
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