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faculty
natural power or ability
intimate
to hint
sundry
various, miscellaneous
interpose
interfere in order to help
languish
to become weak
conceive
form a notion or idea
consecrate
to declare sacred
detract
to take away; diminish
devotion
earnest dedication
resolve
to make a firm decision
free verse
w/out regular patterns of rhyme and meter
repetition
words/phrases repeated at beginning of lines
parallelism
related ideas phrased in similar ways
catalog
frequent lists of ppl, things, and attributes
imagery
use of rhetorical images
figurative language
communicating ideas beyond literal meaning
simile
using like or as
metaphor
directly states comparison b/w two things
personification
makes an object have human characteristics
extended metaphor
An extended metaphor is a comparison that provides the basis for an entire poem or for a lengthy section of a poem; its value lies in keeping the reader's attention focused on a single clear image while at the same time allowing the writer to develop a number of different aspects of an idea.