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DefinitionPoetic Device
A comparison between two essentially unlike things using like or as
compound words that thake the place of simpler terms in an attempt to be more descriptive
The central idea and meaning of a literary work
The character in the poem who is speaking
When the thought of one line of poetry runs into the next line without a break
rhymes that occur at the ends of lines
The use of words that supposedly mimic their meaning with their sound
The repetition of important syllables, usually at the ends of words
A comparison between two things without like or as
A figure of speech in which human attributes are given to an animal, an object or a concept
a row of words printed on the same line of paper
A division in a poem named for the number of lines it contains
The repetition of beginning consonant sounds
DefinitionPoetic Device
figure of speech in which someone absent or dead or something nonhuman is addressed as if it were alive and present and could reply
A break or pause in the middle of a ine caused by a mark of punctuation or by a natural pause in breath
A pattern of rhyme in a poem labeled alphabetically at the ends of the lines
A reference to a work of literature or to an actual event, person, or place which the author expects the audience to recognize
A repeated line, group of lines, or entire stanza, normally at some fixxed position in a poem
A four line stanza
The inspiration that motivates a poet, artist, or thinker
the representation of sense experiences through language
The writer's or speaker's attitude toward his subject, his audience, or himself
Any wavelike recurrence of motion or sound
Two successive lines usually in the same meter linked by end rhyme
A rhyme in which both of the rhyming words occur within one line
A comparison between two unlike things that is never explicitly states as a metaphor or simile and lasts throughout the entire poem.

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