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the person, place, or object that is discussed in the poem
subject
a central idea, message, or perception about life or human nature that the author shares with the reader
theme
the dictionary definition of a word
denotation
the attitude or feeling associated with a word
connotation
the order of the words
syntac
the writers choice of words
diction
the expression of a writers attitude toward a subject
tone
words and phrases that appeal to the senses such as sight, smell, ect.
imagery
a technique of creating emphasis by saying less than is actually or literally true
understatement
the truth is exaggerated
hyperbole
when someone says one thing but means another
verbal irony
a person, place of object that stand for something beyond itself
symbol
makes a comparison between two basically unlike things that have something in common
metaphor
compares two things using like or as
simile
a statement that seems to contradict itself but reveals some element of truth
paradox
two words used together to show a contradiction
oxymoron
human qualities are attributed to an object, animal or idea
personification
a regerence to a historical or fictional person, place or event with thich the reader is assumed to be famliar
allusion
a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
meter
the repetition of a vowel sound in two or more stressed syllables
assonance
the repetition of consonant sounds
alliteration
words whose sounds echo their meanings
onomatopeia
a poem of 14 lines divided into an octave and a sestet
sonnet
a type of lyrical poetry that discusses the idyllic life of shepards
pastoral
narrative poem that was originally intended to be sung and typically tells a story
ballad