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meter
recurrence of stressed and unstressed syllables in a pattern
metaphor
a direct comparison between two very different objects
stanza
a grouping of lines in a poem
imagery
words or phrases that appeal to one or more of the five senses
point of view
the vantage point from which a story or poem is narrated
repetition
repeating words, phrases, lines, or stanzas
simile
a comparison between two objects that uses 'like' or 'as'
onomatopoeia
words that imitate the sound they would make
rhyme
words that have similar ending sounds
personification
figurative language that gives human traits or abilities to something nonhuman
alliteration
repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words
catastrophe
an event that causes great and sudden damage or suffering
inference
a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning
vernacular
the way people talk in a particular country or region
connotation
an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning
figurative language
language that uses words or expressions with a meaning different from the literal interpretations
characterization
the process by which a writer reveals the personality of a character
subjective
one person's opinion
objective
just the facts; unbiased
symbolism
an object that represents itself, as well as something more
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