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Allusion
– a reference to some famous person place or thing in history or fiction
Alliteration
– repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of successive words
Assonance
– repetition of vowel sounds
Simile
– a comparison of two dissimilar objects by using a connector : like, as, than
Metaphor
– saying that one things is literally what it is not using a form of the word “to be” : is, are, was, were
Euphony
– harmonious effect produced when word and meanings connect in a pleasing manner
Implied metaphor
– to talk about one thing as if it were something else but with out a connector
Cacophony
– Harsh discordant produced when words convey negativity
Oxymoron
– rhetorical antithesis pairing words with opposite meanings and or suggestions
Irony
– meaning masked beneath the surface of language
Apostrophe
– way of addressing someone or something not ordinarily spoken to
Personification
– figure of speech in which a thing or term is made human
Paradox
– seemingly self contradictory statement that points to great truth
Connotation
– any specialized meaning taken on from culture
Extended metaphor
– metaphor is already established but the poet continues to use it through out the poem