A line of poetry or prose in unrhymed iambic pentameter
The personal or emotional associations called up by a word that goes beyond its dictionary meaning
A literary device which can be defined as having two successive rhyming lines in a verse and has the same meter to form a complete thought.
A form of language use in which writers and speakers mean something other than the literal meaning of their words. (Hyperbole, metaphor, and simile.)
The arrangement, manner or method used to convey the content, such as free verse, couplet, limerick, haiku.
Poetry without a regular pattern of meter or rhyme
Two or more distinct words with the same pronunciation and spelling but with different meanings
Two or more words with the same pronunciation but with different meanings and spellings.
An exaggeration of the truth
A concrete representation of a sense impression, a feeling, or an idea.
Figurative language used to create particular mental images
An association of two completely different objects as being the same thing
The measured pattern of the measured pattern of rhythmic accents in poems
A figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect. The common oxymoron phrase is a combination of an adjective proceeded by a noun with contrasting meanings “cruel kindness” or “living death”
A figure of speech in which a thing, an idea or an animal is given human attributes. The non-human objects are portrayed in such a way that we feel they have the ability to act like human beings
A literary device that represents the same words or phrases a few times to make an idea clearer.
There are several types of repetitions commonly used in both prose and poetry. As a rhetorical device, it could be a word, a phrase or a full sentence or a poetical line repeated to emphasize its significance in the entire text.
The matching of final vowel or consonant sounds in two or more or words
The recurrence of accent or stress in lines of verse
The time and place of a literary work that establishes its context
A figure of speech invoking a comparison between unlike things using “like,” “as,” or “as though.”
A stanza is a division of four or more lines having a fixed length, meter or rhyming scheme; stanzas in poetry are similar to paragraphs in prose
The design or form of a literary work
An object or action in a literary work that means more than itself, that stands for something beyond itself.
One of two or more words that have the same or nearly the same meanings
The implied attitude of a writer (or speaker) toward the subject and characters of a work