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18 Cards in this Set

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Alliteration
Repeated consonant sounds
Allusion
A reference to a famous person or event in life or literature
Apostrophe
A character addresses an anstract thing
Aside
A few lines spoken directly to the audience
Assonance
Repetition of vowel sounds within literally
imagery
Language that appeals to the five senses, usually to paint a visual picture. May be made up of other poetic terms, such as simile, metaphor, or personification
Dramatic Irony
The audience knows something the characters don't
Verbal Irony
Also known as sarcasm; saying one thing but meaning something different
Situational Irony
The opposite of what we expect occurs
Metaphor
A comparison of two dissimilar things; one thing is said to be another
Onomatopaeia
The sound of the word imitates the original sound
Oxymoron
Contadictory or opposite terms intentionally paired together
Personification
giving human characteristics to inanimate objects
Pun
A play on words; A word is used which has two meanings at the same time, which results in humor.
Repetition
A word or phrase is repeated at the beginning of stanzas or lines
Rhyme Scheme
Words at line ends rhyme.
Simile
A comparision in which two things are said to be like or as one another.
Soliliquy
A long spech, usually spoken to oneself.