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Define the following:

Symbolism
When one item is used to represent something abstract or intangible
representation...
Define the following:

Irony
the use of words or events to express something (usually humorously) completely opposite than the literal sense
NOT the same as COINCIDENCE!!!
Define the following (define the difference):

Alliteration and Assonance
Alliteration = repetition of consonance sounds

Assonance = repetition of vowel sounds
If you can't keep them straight, just look at the last letter of each word. One ends with a vowel and one does not.
Define the following:

Onomatopoeia
A word used to imitate a sound
BAM! or CRASH! or BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!
Define the following:

Metaphor
a comparison between two things without the use of "like," "than," or "as"
Define the following:

Simile
a comparison between two things including the use of "like," "than," or "as"
I like you AS MUCH AS yo mamma.
Define the following:

Meter
the rhythm of a poem defined by lines, stanzas, syllables, and the like
Define the following:

Rhyme Scheme
the presence or absense of rhyming in a poem, and when it occurs
Define the following:

Blank Verse Poetry
unrhymed iambic pentameter
Define the following:

Iambic Pentameter
a poem containing lines of ten syllables, ending in a rhymed verse
Define the following:

Imagery
lively description which impresses visual imgages upon the readers mind
The tree stands alone
Define the following:

Personification
giving human characteristics to inanimate objects or nonhuman things
The stars we glaring down at him
Define the following:

Iceberg Theory
The thought that 90% of the actual meaning of the poem is hidden to the reader and you have to dig deeper to find it.
not lettuce, but deeper
Define the following:

Quatrain
a four line stanza or grouping of four lines of verse
Define the following:

Paradox
a situation or phrase that appears to be contradictory but which contains a truth worth considering
Define the following:

Pun
a play on words or a humorous use of a single word with multiple meanings
Define the following:

Hyperbole
exaggeration for emphasis
I'm so hungry I could eat a cow
Define the following:

Allusion
A reference to the poem, event, or work outside the poem or literary piece