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A poem that tells a story
A short poem in which a single speaker expresses personal thoughts and feelings.
Repetition of sounds at the end of words.
Definition: A musical quality produced by the repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables (meter) or by the repetition of words and phrases or even whole lines or sentence
A word inside a line rhymes with another word on the same line
A word at the end of one line rhymes with a word at the end of another line
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
Repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis
A regularly repeated line or group of lines in a poem or song
A group of lines in a poem
Poetry that does not follow a regular pattern of rhyme and meter. Free verse sounds like ordinary conversation.
When the opposite of what you expect to happen occurs; A statement that means the opposite of what it seems to mean.
A writer's attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization on the sentence and global levels.
Central idea of a work of literature
Point of View
In literature, the perspective from which a story is told.
A figure of speech in which natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
A comparison of two unlike things without using the word like or as.
A comparison of two unlike things using "like" or "as"
Descriptive language that attempts to invoke one or more of the five senses.
Language that describes specific, observable things, people or places, rather than ideas or qualities.
An extreme exaggeration
A device in literature where an object represents an idea; an ordinary object with an extraordinary significance
A japanese form of poetry, consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables; captures one fleeting moment in time
Ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC)
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