Literary Terms

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Can you name the Literary Terms by the description and example??

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DefinitionLiterary TermExample
One line of a poem flowing onto the next line/stanzaOne day I saw a little worm/wriggling on its belly
Punctuation in the middle of a line of a poemTo err is human; to forgive, divine.
Saying the same thing twice in one sentencePIN number
Putting a full stop, exclamation or question mark at the end of a lineThe End.
Two completely opposite ideas next to each othersweet sorrow
Mixing two senses A hot sound
A word that sounds like what it isWoof, crash
A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicableHe had sapphire eyes
A figure of speech involving a comparison with something elseHe was as brave as a lion
The repeated use of the same words at the start of lines/clauses/sentencesIt was the best of times. It was the worst of times
Giving physical human qualities to something that isn't humanThe leaves danced
A list without any conjunctionsthe scythe, the fork, the shovel
DefinitionLiterary TermExample
Weather that reflects the human moodHe was miserable when it started to rain
Repeated use of the same vowel soundthe moose ran through the woods with the goose and two shoes
A type of alliteration - f's and c's with sidelong flowing flakes that flock
A type of alliteration - s'smerciless iced east winds
A type of alliteration - p's and b's
A type of imagery - smellthe sweet smell of freshly cut grass
A type of imagery - touchHe had skin like sand paper
A type of imagery - black and white, darkness and lightnight comes blood-black
In a poem, ten syllables per lineShall I compare thee to a summer's day? // Thou art more lovely and more temperate
iambic pentameter with no rhymeBut soft! What light through yon-der win-dow breaks? It is the East and Ju-liet is the sun! A-rise fair sun and kill the en-vious moon, Who is al-rea-dy sick and pale with grief
A poem with no rhyme or metreI could write whatever I want// as long as there's no rhythm or rhyme

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