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In general, a discrepancy between appearances and reality
Irony
A reference to someone or something that is known from history, literature, religion, politics, sports, science, or some other branch of culture
Allusion
contains 8 lines ask a question or pose a problem the last six lines respond to the question
Italian Sonnet
The pattern of rhymes in a poem
rhyme scheme
3 four line quatrains and it concludes with a couplet
Shakespearean Sonnet
A pause or break within a line of poetry
caesura
a rhyming sound that is not exact
slant rhyme
a figure of speech that makes an explicit comparison between two unlike things, using like or as
simile
A figure of speech that uses an incredible exaggeration, or overstatement for effect
Hyperbole
The attitude a writer takes toward the subject of a work, the characters in it,or the audience
tone
the use of language to evoke a picture or a concrete sensation of a person, a thing, a place, or an experience
Imagery
the use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning
Onomatopoeia
the way a work makes a reader feel
mood
a line or phrase repeated in a line of poetry
repetition
A story or poem in which characters,settings, and events stand for other people or events or for abstract ideas or qualities
Allegory
A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things without the use of such specific words of comparison as like and as
metaphor
The repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different consonant sounds, especially in words close together
assonance
A type of writing that ridicules the shortcomings of people or institutions in an attempt to bring about a change
satire
A pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry
meter
Rhyme that occurs within a line of poetry or within consecutive lines
Internal rhyme
character type that continually reappears in literature
archetype
an address to someone not living or to an inanimate object
apostrophe
the repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words that are close together
alliteration