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imagery
vivid sensory impressions
symbol
anything that stands for something else beyond itself
alliteration
the repititon of one or more initial sounds, usually consonants, in words within a line
allusion
a reference to a famous historical, literary, or Biblical figure or event
gustatory image
an image that appeals to the sense of taste
hyberbole
gross exaggeration for effect
metaphor
a direct comparison of two unlike things
mixed metaphor
a disparity between two elements of comparison
simile
a stated comparison between two unlike things using "like" "as" or "than"
onomatopoeia
the use of a word whose sound suggests its meaning
persona
speaker or narrator in a poem
personification
giving animals, ideas, or inanimate objects human qualities
repetend
the repitition or partial repetition of a word or phrase throughout a stanza or poem
synecdoche
a form of metaphor which in mentioning a part signifies the whole
metonymy
the substitution of a term naming an object closely associated with the word for the word itself
anagram
a word or phrase made by transposing the letters of another word or phrase, ex: "read" into "dear"
palindrome
a word or phrase that reads the same fromward or backward
assonance
similarity in sound between vowels followed by different sounding consonants ex: "lake" and "fate"
masculine rhyme
only the last accented syllable of the rhyming word corresponds exactly ex: "night" and "light" or "today" and "hay"
feminine(double)rhyme
two consecutive syllables correspond ex: "receive" and "deceive"
triple rhyme
three consecutive syllables correspond "glorious" and "victorius"
slant(half)rhyme
imperfect, approximate rhyme
bard
poet
coined word
a consciously and arbitrarily manufactured word
abstract term
term which represents ideas of generalities
concrete term
things that have actual existence that can be seen or touched
denotation
the specific, exact meaning of a word
connotation
the implication that words or phrases may carry the emotional response evoked by a word