Poetic Terms

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

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Created May 25, 2010ReportNominate
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