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A comparison between two related objects introduced by
An implied comparison between two unrelated objects
The giving of human characteristics to inanimate objects, ides, or animals.
A poetic form of direct address to a person or thing that cannot answer.
Exaggeration for the purpose of emphasis
Applying the name of an object to an event, idea, or thing with which the object is closely associated.
The pairing of words opposed in meaning.
Words used for special effect when their sound suggests their meaning, such as,
Boom! Splat! Hiss!
An indirect reference to a person, place, or thing Which presumes audience familiarity.
A repetition of like consonant sounds, usually at the beginning of words in close proximity
The Recurrence of like vowel sounds that are usually followed by different consonant sounds.
the repetition of certain, identical or similar sounds in different words, usually the last words in two or more lines
Rhyme found within a line of poetry
The stress placed upon certain syllables in English words
The state of having more than one meaning
A form of verse to be sung or recited and characterized by its presentation of a dramatic or excited EPISODE in simple narrative form
Unrhymed iambicpentameter, much used in Shakespear's plays
An internal pause in a line of poetry;could be indicatedby puntuation of semicolon, comma, or hyphen.
A trite, overworn expression; a dead metaphor.
A witty extended metaphor
The exact and literal meaning of a word.
A near rhyme in which the final consonants in the stressed sylable agree, but the vowelsthat precede them differ, as in add/read, word/lord.
Two consecutive lines of poetry with exact rhyme.
A literary work which consists of a revealing one-way conversation by a character or persona, usually directed to a second person or to an imaginary audience
The continuation of the sense and the grammatical structure of a line onto the next line of verse. The opposite of end-stopped.
Drawn-out beyond the usual word or phrase to extend throughout a stanza or an entire poem.
A unit of rythm or meter, the division in verse of a group of syllables, one of which is long and accented.
A fluid form which conforms to no set rules of traditional versification.
The most common metrical foot in English, German, and Russian verse.
The use of five iambs within a line of poetry.
Langauage that evokes one or all of the senses; seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, touching.
One of the main groups of poetry, the others being narrative and dramatic
A measure of rythmic quantity, the organized succession of groups of syllables at basically regular intervals.
Poetry idealizing the lives of shepherds and country folk.
A line of verse consisting of five metrical feet.
The characteristics of the speaker of the poem. Not the same as the author of the poem.
A poem, unit or stanza of four lines of verse, usally with a rhyme scheme of abab
The pattern estabhished by the arrangment of rhyme in a stanza or poem generally described by using letters of the alphabet to denote the recurrence of rhyming lines.
A rhyme in which the sounds are similar, but not exact, as in home and come, or close and lose.
A fixed form consisting of fourteen lines of five-foot iambic verse.
A unified group of lines in poetry.
The poet's or persona's attitude in style or expression towards the subject, e.g., loving, ironic, bitter, pitying, fanciful, solemn, etc.