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Catalog
A list of things, people, or events.
Parallel Structure
The repetition of words or phrases that have similar grammatical structures.
Free Verse
Poetry that does not conform to regular meter or rhyme scheme.
Imagery
The use of language to evoke a picture or a concrete sensation of a person, a thing, a place, or an experience.
Coda
A summing up and restatement of the themes of the entire poem.
Symbol
A person, a place, a thing, or an event that has meaning in itself and that also stands for something more than itself.
Tone
The attitude a writer takes toward the subject of a work, the characters in it, or the audience.
Exact Rhyme
Occurs when the accented syllables and all following syllables of two or more words share identical sounds, as in the words free and bee or mixture and fixture.
Slant Rhyme
A rhyming sound that is not exact.
Personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes.
Pun
A play on words based on the multiple meanings of a single word or on words that sound alike but mean different things.
Irony
In general, a discrepancy between appearances and reality.
Mood
The overall emotion created by a work of literature.
Cadence
The natural, rhythmic rise and fall of a language as it is normally spoken.
Scud
Windblown mist and low clouds.
Galls
Sores.
Effuse
Spread out.
Scruples
Doubts or misgivings about what is right and what is wrong.
Circuit
Indirect path.
Nectar
Name for the drink of the Greek and Roman gods; also, a term applied to any delicious beverage.
Sorest
Deepest; most extreme.
Gossamer
Thin, soft material.
Cornice
Molding at the top of a building.
Bisabuelas
Great-grandmothers.
Cafecito
Little cup of coffee.
Chismeando
Gossiping.
Hieroglyphic
Picture symbol used in a writing system to represent sounds or words.
Inebriate
Drunk.
Debauchee
Person who overindulges in pleasures.
Tippler
Drinker.