Poetic Terms

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

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