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

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