Poetic Terms

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

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Created May 25, 2010ReportNominate
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