Literature Quiz / Poetic Terms

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

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