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Literal meaning
denotation
emotional meaning
connotation
giving human characteristics to non-human things
personification
a self contradicting statement
oxymoron
exaggeration
hyperbole
simile
comparing two unlike things using like,as,than
implied comparison
metaphor
fig. of speed; an associated thing refers to the thing itself
metonymy
a part represents a whole
synecdoche
words heavy in connotation meaning may be put into threads
loaded words
a group of associated words
thread
rhythm made with patterns of accented or unaccented syllables
meter
words that sound alike
rhyme
repetition of vowel sounds
assonance
repetition of consonant sounds
consonance
words that begin with the same initial
alliteration
words which sound like their meanings
onomonopoeia
saying the same thing more than once
repetition
poetry that tells a story
narrative
poetry with characters that speak
dramatic
poetry that conveys an emotion or feeling
lyric
short narrative poem- love,war,heroic deeds- has refrain
ballad
long narrartive poem about humor heroes
epic
designes to teach lesson
didactic
repeated verse
refrain
a group of lines in a poem
stanza
concentrated use of fig. language with musical tricks
poetry
author's comment about life contained in a poem or story
theme
a thing that stands for an idea
symbol
poetic inspiration, that art of poetry
poesy