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the voice or figure of the author who tells and structures the story and who may or may not share the values of the actual author
persona (speaker)
a short (unstressed) syllable followed by a long (stressed) syllable
iambic
repition of sounds
rhyme
broadly defined, any sensory detail in a work; the use of figurative language to evoke a feeling, to call an idea or to describe an object
imagery
the more or less regular pattern of stressed or unstressed syllables
meter
single line
verse
regular, measurable rhythm in the poem;
meter
treating an abstraction as if it were a person by endowing it with humanlike qualities
personification
stops at the end of the line by the rhyme
endstopped
repetition of vowel sounds
assonance
stops by rhyme and meaning at the end of the line; message complete in two lines
couplet
a direct, explicit comparison of one thing to another, ususally the words like or as to draw the connection
simile
sentence doesn't end at line, it carries over to the next line
emjambent
unrhymed iambic pentameter
blank verse
doesn't rhyme, no meter
free verse
the beat you hear; may not be the same; repetition of stresses and unstresses
rhythm
a reference that suggests the meaning or generalized implication of details in the story, poem, or play
allusion
words that have the same beginning; repition of certain sounds
alliteration
stanza of four lines
quatrain
group of lines; divisions of poems
stanza
a word capturing or approximating the sound of what it describes
Example: buzz
onomatopoeia
one thing pictures as if it were something else, suggesting a likeness or analogy between them
metaphor
stands for more than itself, represents something else
symbol