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Simile
a figure of speech that compares two similar things using the words like or as
Hyberbole
A deliberate exaggeration or overstatement
Conflict
a struggle between opposing forces
Metaphor
a figure of speech that compares two similar things without using the words like or as
Iambic Pentameter
A rhythmical pattern in poetry consisting of five sets of a stressed followed by an unstressed syllable
foil
a character that contrasts another
blank verse
poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
internal conflict
an struggle within oneself
assonance
the repetition of vowel sounds in stressed syllables
personification
giving an object human characteristics
tone
the writer's attitude toward the readers and subject
characterization
the act of creating and developing a character
alliteration
the repetition of initial consonant sounds
theme
central idea, concern, or purpose in a literary work
free verse
poetry not written in a meter