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the "voice" in a poem, who or what is speaking; it may be the poet or a character created by the poet, perhaps even an animal or thing
pictures created in the reader's mind; language that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, taste, smell,touch,) to help the reader feel and see what is described in the poem
Language that shows comparisons; it is not intended to be interpreted in the literal sense
the sounds of words used to create the "music" of the poem
alliteration: the repetition of consonant sounds onomatopoeia: when a word sounds like
the poems attitude toward the subject expressed in the poem (look at diction and imagery to help detect this attitude)
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