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acotacion
stage directions
paranomasia
close words of similar sounds but very different meanings
similcadencia
close words with similar sounds (oro, lloro, imploro)
anadiplosis
repetition of the same word at the end of one line and the beginning of the next
epanadiplosis
a line that begins and ends with the same word
enumeracion
a collection of words used to describe something without saying its actual name
epiteto
adjectives that describe a noun's inherent quality to intensify it
hiperbaton
inversion of normal word order to create a poetic effect
anafora
repetition of one or several words at the beginning of a phrase
asindeton
omission of conjunctions (accelerates the rhythm)
polisindeton
repetition of a conjunction (y, y, y)
paralelismo
repetition of the same syntantic structure
elipsis
elimination of understood elements
ex: lo (que es) bueno, si (es) bueno, (es) dos veces bueno
prosopografia
physical description of a personal or animal
etopeya
description of moral or spiritual qualities
apostrofe
direct invocation of something or someone that isn't present
personifacion
giving human qualities to animals or things
hiperbole
exaggeration used to make a point
antitesis
association of opposing concepts for contrasting
sinestesia
description of one sense in terms of another
metonimia
substituting an associated object for the actual object (snowy peak for a graying head)
metafora
description of something without using "like" or "as"
simil
description of something using "like" or "as"
epifora
the iteration of the same word (believing to not believe, but without believing, believing it)
encabalgamiento
in poetry, when an idea is not ended at the end of the line; gives poetry the feeling of prose
perifrasis
to describe something in a roundabout way
rima consonante
phonic similarity b/w vowels and one or more consonants
rima asonante
phonic similarity b/w vowels
rima interna
rhyme within a single line