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the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words or accented syllables


A brief reference within a work to something outside the work. Relates to - another literary work, a place or historical event


a short, concise statement expressing a wise or clever observation or general truth about life


the repetition of vowel sounds in conjunction with dissimilar consonant sounds

blank verse

poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter


the repetition of similar final consonant sounds at the ends of words or accented syllables


a formal composition written in form of a letter to a distinct group

folk tale

stories handed down orally among common people of a particular culture


a contrast between what is staged and what is staged, or between what is expected to happen and what actually happens

lyric poetry

poems expressing personal feelings and tend to be melodic


comparison between two unlike things NOT using "like" or "as"


a fictional tale that explains the actions of g-ds or heroes or the cause of natural phenomena

oral tradition

the passing of songs, stories, and poems from generation to generation by word of mouth


repetition of grammatical structure


providing human qualities to a non-human or inanimate object

repetitive phrase

exact restatement of ideas or thesis

rhetorical question

(a question whose answer is self-evident)


a comparison between two unlike things using the words "like" or "as"


literary movement during the 19th century that influenced poets


paraphrase of ideas or thesis

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