Poetic Terms

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

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