Poetic Terms

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

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