Poetic Terms

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

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Created May 25, 2010ReportNominate
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