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A person,place, thing or event that has meaning in itself and stands for something beyond itself as well


Language that appeals to the senses


Directly compares two very different things
Example:The moon was a golden coin in the sky


Compares two things using a word such as like,as or than
Example:The moon looked like a golden coin high in the sky


Describes a nonhuman thing as if it were human
Example:The moon smiled down from the high in the sky


The repetition of constant sounds in several words that are close together
Example:Hannah's home has heat hopefully


The use of words with sounds that imitate or suggest their meaning


The repeated beginnings and structures of the lines
Example:Into our past into the river crossing at five into the spinach fields


Repeated vowel sounds
Example:And weightless suspended on a line in space


The repetition of accented vowel sounds and all sounds following them in words that are close together in a poem


Sounds that are similar but not exactly the same
Example:There was a girl from Ohio who greeted the world with a smile


When two rhyming lines are consecutive
Example:There was girl from Ohio who greeted the world with a smile


Rhymes at the ends of lines
Example:There was an old man from Nantucket who died when he stepped on a bucket

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