Poetic Terms

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The use of language to portray a vision, feeling, smell or taste?
poetry with lines of varying lengths and containing no specific rhyme, or metrical pattern
The unifying idea of the literary work that provides insight of the human condition
Repetition of word or phrase at the beginning of two or more sentances in a row?
Choice of words
a figure of speech that compares two unlike things, using like or as
A person, place or thing that represents something more than itself
When a person, place or thing is referred to by something closely related to it? E.g. 'The white house' for the President
Words that make a sound. Boom! Bam!
a pause within a line of poetry
A long, elaborate metaphor
a part of speech in which the part represents the whole. E.g. 'Please lend a hand'
Compares two things with the use of like or as
a poetic theme that emphasizes seizing the day
Calling out to an imaginary, dead or absent person?
Similar to meter; recurrences of stressed and unstressed syllables at equal intervals
Repetition of similar vowel sounds in words that are close together?
an unpleasant combination of unpleasant sounds
the unit of measurement in a line of poetry
When an inanimate object is giving human characteristics
Repetition of similar or the same consoant sounds in words that are near each other?
The attitude of the author towards the subject of the work that is evident through the use of literary resources
A poem written in unrhymed iambic pentameter?
Reference to something from religion, history, literature, politics or another branch of culture?
A long speech made by a character when no one else is on stage, often found in Shakespeares work

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