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assonance
a close repitition of vowels
alliteration
repitition of constonant sounds at the beginning of words
foot
group of syllables forming a metrical unit
iambic
unaccented accented
trochaic
accented unaccented
anapestic
2 unaccented followed by 1 accented
dactyllic
1 accented followed by 2 unaccented
meter
number of feet in a line of poetry
scansion
grouping syllables into feet + how many feet per line
similie
figure of speech in which a comparison is made using "like, or "as"
personification
giving human characteristics to an inhuman form
caesura
pause or break in a poem
synaesthesia
using sightetc. for another: cool sound
onomatopoeia
a word imitates a sound
hyperbole
a figure of speech using exaggeration for an effect
allusion
a reference to an famous historical pr literary person or event
apostrophe
an adress to something or someone absent as though present
irony
literary device: intent is opposite of what he says
metonymy
the substitution of a thing by some other thing that suggests it: king as crown
synechdoche
the substitution of a thing by one of its parts: All hands on deck"
haiku
a japanese form of poetry consisting of 3 lines evoking emotion through a clear picture
anaphora
repition of same expression at the begining of two lines
villanelle
19 line poem, french, 2 rhymes and repeating 2 lines to a set pattern
epigraph
a quotation set at the beginning of a literary work or one of its divisions to suggest its theme
epilogue
a concluding section that rounds out the design of a literary work
motif
a usually recurring salient thematic element (as in the arts); especially : a dominant idea or central theme
prologue
the preface or introduction to a literary work