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The comparison of two unlike objects or concepts using terms such as 'like, as, similar to, or seems'.
Language invoking sensory images in the reader's mind.
- The use of dialogue, literary devices, sensory detail, and descriptive detail to enhance a written work. This includes the use of:
- -precise, vibrant language
- -wide range of vocabulary (dictionary or thesaurus)
The application of human qualities/characteristics to objects, ideas, or other inanimate things.
An exaggeration used for effect which is not to be taken literally.
The correspondence of terminal sounds between words, often used in poetry.
- The sequence of rhyme in a poem:
- i.e ABAB (1st and 3rd lines rhyme and 2nd and 4th lines rhyme)
The regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in the line of a poem, providing a musical quality and 'flow' as it is being read.
Refers to repeating words, lines, or stanzas throughout a poem in order to provide emphasis on certain themes or ideas.
The use of words that imitate the sound they denote.
The repetition of initial consonant sounds in 2 or more words, creating a pleasing effect when read.
An implied comparison between 2 objects stating that one is the other. Does NOT use words such as 'like' or 'as'.
A division of a poem consisting of a series of lines arranged together in a usually recurring pattern of meter and rhyme.
The repetition of vowels without repetition of consonants (as in stony and holy) used as an alternative to rhyme in verse.
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