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Week 1 lit term/poetry term review of terms


the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words


the repetition of sounds at the ends of words


the implied or associative meaning of a word


the literal meaning of a word


extravagant exaggeration

Figurative Language

Writing or speech that is used to create vivid impressions by setting up comparisons between dissimilar things, [examples are metaphor, simile, and personification.


a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity


The fluency, rhythm and liveliness in writing that makes it unique to the writer


restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words


(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse, a generally regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry


use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse


a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize


the use of figures of speech to create vivid images that appeal to one of the senses


a word that imitates the sound it represents

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