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Arts and Humanities
Poetry: Figurative Language Terms
Terms in this set (23)
A comparison using "like" or "as"
A comparison without using like or as
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
the use of words that imitate sounds
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase.
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
Repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close proximity
A writer's attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization on the sentence and global levels.
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader
A person, place or object which has a meaning in itself but suggests other meanings as well
speech contains images
tools a poet uses
the literal meaning of a word
an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
the presentation of something as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually is.
excessive tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia
correspondence of sound between words or the endings of words, especially when these are used at the ends of lines of poetry.
A strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound.
a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse.
A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
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