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Alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds in nearby words to draw attention to these words
e.g. over the cobbles he clattered and clashed in the dark innyard,
Connotation
the implied meaning, associations or emotions that a word or phrase suggests
e.g. the word "home" has connotations of family
Denotation
the dictionary meaning of a word or phrase
e.g. the denotation of the word "home" is a house, apartment, or other shelter that is the usual residence of a person, family, or household.
Literal Language
the words mean what they say
e.g. In summer the room was very hot
Metaphor
a comparison WITHOUT using like, as or any other connecting words
e.g. In sumemer the room was an oven
Extended Metaphor
a metaphor that is developed over severaly lines of writing or eventhroughout an entire poem
Simile
a comparison USING like, as or another connecting word
Free Verse
NO RHYME
Irony
the name of given to surprising, interesting or amusing contradictions
Onomatopoeia
the word sounds like its meaning
Personification
giving human characteristics to something that is not human
Allusion
refering to a well-known person, place, literary work, eeven or work of art
Symbol
Something that represents a word
Sight Imagery
descriptive language, often called visual pictures, but imagery can use any of the five senses
my love is like a red red rose
Sound Imagery
descriptive language, often called visual pictures, but imagery can use any of the five senses
and fired a shot heard round the world
taste imagery
descriptive language, often called visual pictures, but imagery can use any of the five senses
you can eat fresh corn from daddy's garden
touch imagery
descriptive language, often called visual pictures, but imagery can use any of the five senses
life is a barren field, frozen with snow
smell imagery
descriptive language, often called visual pictures, but imagery can use any of the five senses
with smell of steaks in passageways
lyric poem
a poem that expresses the thoughs, feelings or observations of a single speaker, usually the poet
narrative poem
a poem that tells a story
*EXTRA* Pun *EXTRA*
a word that has two meanings (intended)
e.g. His blood was cold