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representation of sensory experiences through language; words that create mental images in the mind of the reader
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible; something that stands for more than what it is
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
a figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
the opposite of exaggeration: It is a technique for developing irony and/or humor where one writes or says less than intended.
an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
witty language used to convey insults or scorn
Ex. "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the stupid"; "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
Ex. "the operation of a computer presents and interesting analogy to the working of the brain"; "the models show by analogy how matter is built up"
scene that interrupts the normal chronological sequence of events in a story to depict something that happened at an earlier time
occurs when the outcome of a work is unexpected, or events turn out to be the opposite from what one had expected
substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in 'they counted heads')
rhyme in which the vowel sounds are nearly, but not exactly the same (i.e. the words "stress" and "kiss"); sometimes called half-rhyme, near rhyme, or partial rhyme
a poem usually addressed to a particular person, object or event that has stimulated deep and noble feelings in the poet
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