The repitition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words that are close together.
A reference to someone or something that is known form hitory, literature, religion, politics, sports, science, or some other branch of culture.
A technique by which a writer address an inanimate object, an idea, or a person who is either ded or absent.
An elaborate metaphor or other figure of speech that compares two things that are startlingly different.
The associates and emotional overtones that have bcome attacked to a word or phrase, in addition to its strict dictionary definition.
The repitition of the same or similar final consonant sounds on accented syllables or in important words.
A type of a figure of speech that is developed over several lines or with several examples.
figure of speech
A word or phrase that describes on thing in terms of another and that is not meant to be taken literally.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
A fourteenline poem, usually written in iabmic pentameter, with the frist eitht lines called the octave, asking a question or posing a problem. Final six lines respond to the question or problem.
A type of writing that ridicules the shortcomings of people or institutions in an attemmpt to bring about a change.
A figure of speech that makes an explicit comparison between two unlike things, using a word such as like, as, than, or resembles.