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when something in a story is referred to as something greater
Alligory
The repetition of two or more consonant sounds in successive words in a line of verse or prose
Alliteration
A brief and sometimes direct reference in a text to a person place or thing-fictious or actual
Allusion
A direct address to someone or something(dead,absent)
Apostrophe
The repetition of two or more vowel sounds in successsive words, which creates a kind of rhyme
Assonance
A song that tells a story
Ballad
The most common and well-known meter of unrhymed poetry in English
Blank Verse
A poetic device using elaborate comparisons, such as equating a loved one with the graces and beauties of the world
Conceit
An association or additional meaning that a word, image, or phrase may carry, apart from it's literal denotation or dictionary definition, suggested meaning of a word not definition
Connotation
Also called SLANT RYHME. Doesnt really rhyme
Consonance
A two line stanza in poetry, usually ryhmed, which tends to have lines of equal length.
Couplet
The literal, dictionary meaning of a word
Denotation
Verse full of irregularities often due to the poets incompetence. Crude verse, bad poetry
Doggerel
A poem written as a speechmade by a character at some decisive moment
Dramatic Monologue
A lament or a sadly meditative poem, often written on the occasion of a death or other solemn theme
Elegy