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alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words or accented syllables
consonance
the repetition of similar final consonant sounds at the end of words or accented syllables
image
a word or phrase that appeals to one or more of the 5 senses
mood
the feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage
simile
a figure of speech that makes a direct comparison between 2 subjects using like or as
allusion
a reference to a well known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art
dialogue
a conversation between characters
imagery
the descriptive or figurative language used in literature to create word pictures for the reader
narrative peom
peom that tells a story in verses
style
includes word choice, tone, degree of formality, figurative language, rhythm, organization - in short, every feature of a writer's use of language
anecdote
a brief story about an interesting, amusing or strange event
figurative language
writing or speech not meant to be taken literally
irony
a contrast between what is stated and what is meant, or between what is expected to happen and what actually happens
onomatopoeia
the use of words that imitate sound
symbol
anything that stands for or represents something else
apostrophe
a figure of speech in which a speaker directly addresses an absent person or a personified quality, object, or idea
free verse
peotry that lacks a regular rhythmical pattern or meter
journal
daily autobiographical account of events and personal reactions
oxymoron
a figure of speech that combines two opposing or contradictary ideas
theme
a central message ro insight into life revealed by a literary work
assonance
the repetition of vowel sounds in conjunction with dissimilar consonant sounds
hyperbole
a deliberate exaggeration or overstatement, often used in comic effect
personification
a figure of speech in which a non-human subject is given human characteristics
tone
the writer's attitude toward his or her subject, character or audiences
metaphor
a figure of speech in which one thing is spken as though it was something else