Poetic Terms

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

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