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poetry
poetry is one of the three major types of literature, the others being prose and drama. poems are usually divided into lines and stanzas and often employ regular rhythmical patterns, or meters.
paraphrase
to put something in your own words
allusion
a brief reference to a person, a place, an event, or another literary work
theme
the central idea of a story or poem
speaker
the speaker of a poem is the voice of the poem
tone
tone is the attitude the speaker takes toward the poem's subject
imagery
the use of vivid descriptions or figures of speech to create a mental image
figurative language
language that is not literal but represents one thing in terms of another
simile
a direct comparison between items that are unlike in most ways but similar in one respect, using the words "like" and/or "as"
metaphor
an implied comparison that, like a simile, compares two items that are alike in one respect but unlike in others
novel
long work of prose fiction