Literature Quiz / Poetic Terms

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

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