Literature Quiz / Poetic Terms

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

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