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epic
Long narrative peom about the adventures of a hero whose ideas and actions reflect the values of a nation
alliteration
the performance was primed, praised, polished, preened, and prompt
stock epithet
A convention that lets a poet refer to a character by a type, such as a hero
internal rhyme
The cat in the hat walked here and said that
rhyme scheme
pattern of rhyme designated by assigning letters
personification
Wordsworth describes daffodils as, "tossing their heads in sprightly dance."
theme
the main idea or lesson that the poet is trying to communicate
personification
"And then my heart with pleasure fills,/And dances with the daffodils."
couplet
the last two lines of a Shakespearean sonnet.
simile
A comparison using like or as
Assonance
You chew Bazooka gum at the zoo on Tuesday
symbol
A person, place, or object that stands for something else
end rhyme
the use of repeating sounds at the last consonant of consecutive lines
simile
"...like a raisin in the sun?/Or fester like a sore."
personification
"...the wrinkled sea beneath him crawls"
rhyme scheme
ababcc
couplet
a pair of successive rhyming lines
personification
the platepus smiled as he greeted the warm sun
personification
figurative language in which a non-human subject is given human characteristics
stock epithet
Timon and Pumba are known as sidekicks