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alliteration
The repition of stressed, initial sounds of words. these repeated sounds are usually made my consonants. EXample' whirring as wound wires whir"
allusion
a reefernce to a well known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art.
Hyberbole
an exaggeration used to create humor, to emphasize particular points, and to create dramatic effects.
image
a word or phrase or use of words used to bring a picture to the reader's mind or evoke one of more of the five senses.
Imagery
is the use of words used to bring a picture ot the readers's mind or evoke one or more of the senses.
Irony
IN poetry, irony is an implied discrepancey between what is said and what is meant.

EX. a fine thing indeed! He muttered to himself.
metaphor
the comparision of two unlike things or ideas, without usinge "like" or "as". IN a metaphor, a subject is spoken or wirtten about as though it were something else. Ex"" you are sunshine"
simile
a figure of speech that makes a direct comparision between two unlike subjects using "like" or "As"
meter
the meter of a poem is its rhythmical pattern. it is the measuremetn and pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in each line of verse.
onomatopoeia
use of words whose sound suggests the sense of the words, or natural sound of the words.

EX: slittering hissing snakes of slytherin
Persona
a character in a dramatic or literary work, the role that a person assumes in order to display his/her conscious intentions to himself/herself or others.
Prose
THe ordinary form of written language. MOst writing that is not poetry, drama, or song is considered prose.
Rhyme
a pattern of words that contains similar sounds (Such as known/though/snow.

A rhyme scheme explains the pattern of the endo rhymes in a poem (such as ababcc cdcdee)
Stanza
A unified group of lines in a poem. A stanza is separted from other lines by a space, called a stanza break.
Couplet

tercet

quatrain
couplet: a two line stanza

Tercet: a three line stanza

QUatrain: A Four line STanza