Repetition of initial consonant sounds.
Type of comparison that compares the relationship between two different things.
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Repetition of beginning word or phrase in successive lines of poetry
Addresses a poem to something or someone that is not capable of answering or replying. Ex: poem addressed to death.
Repetition of the same vowel sounds.
Pause indicated by punctuation or a change in meter in a line of poetry.
Combination of light and dark imagery in a poem.
Inversion of grammatical structures that follow one another. Ex: when the going gets tough, the tough get going.
Highly imaginative elaborate metaphor.
Repetition of final consonant sounds.
Words appear to rhyme because of look, but are said differently.
Ex: Prove and Love.
Gross exaggeration Ex: I’ve told you a thousand times!
Words within a line of poetry that rhyme with each other.
Ex: It’s not that bad ( broken and bloody arm)
Direct comparison of unlike things. Ex: She’s a angry flight attendant.
Special metaphor in which you substitute a word with something closely associated with it. Ex: The kettle is boiling
Special kind of paradox in which opposite words are placed near each other. Ex: bitter-sweet, icy-hot
Words that imitate sounds Ex: Bang, Pop
Contradiction where two conflicting elements exist at the same time. Ex: the present bought both fear and excitement.
Giving human qualities to something not human, or motion to something that can’t move. Ex: The wind cried Mary, The table walked to the wall.
Repetition of the same word in a line of poetry.
Repetition of a word, line, or stanza in a fixed position throughout a poem.
Metaphor in which you give concrete qualities to something abstract. Ex: You could cut the tension with a knife.
Kind of repetition in which a word or phrase is repeated throughout the poem.
A question in which a response is not required. Ex: Could my day get any worse?
Comparison of two different objects using the words like, as, or than. Ex: You look as tall as a ant.
Special kind of metaphor in which you substitute one sense for another. Ex: You could smell the fear.
Kind of metaphor where the part represents the whole or the whole represents the part.
Ex: All hands on deck!
Word or phrase that signals a change in tone or theme. Ex: But, However.