figurative language (poetry)

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Last updated: December 2, 2019

repetition
use of same words over and over to emphasize importance

prose
plain everyday language with no pattern

alliteration
repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of several words

denotation
exact dictionary meaning

exaggeration
stretching the truth

dialogue
conversation between characters

irony
expression of words used to convey an opposite meaning

imagery
language that appeals to the senses

metaphor
direct comparison between two things

onomatopeia
use of words that sound like the noises they describe

personification
figure of speech that gives animals and objects human qualities

rhyme
same sound at end of word (hat, sat, fat)

rhythm
pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem (makes it flow like a song)

simile
comparison of two things using like or as

symbol
something that stands for something else

couplet
a complete thought written in two-lines with rhyming ends

connotation
they way the words reflect an emotional quality or meaning

theme
message of the poem

free verse
no regular rhyme, rhythm or form

tone
attitude of the writer toward the audience

stanza
group of lines that usually develops one idea

voice
attitude or feeling of the speaker telling the poem

rhyme scheme
pattern of rhymes in a poem

style
way the poem is written

assonance
partial rhyme which has the same internal vowel sounds among different letters.ex. wild white window

mood
feeling a poem creates

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