Poetic Terms

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

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Created May 25, 2010ReportNominate
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