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20 Cards in this Set

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Definition: Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words

Antonym: assonance
"windows where"
"silent sea"
Repetition of vowel sounds in words that do not rhyme

Antonym: alliteration
“Frogs dwell here and
crickets too.”
Form of language spoken by a certain social or ethnic group or in a geographic area
"Ya'll come"
Language that expresses ideas beyond the usual meaning of the words; includes figures of speech such as simile,
metaphor, personification
Antonym: Literal language,
means what it says
“Floors are flowers"
"...a house of lace;"
"The Grass divides as with a Comb—"
Quality that makes somone or something funny or amusing
It was funny that the boy ate the fish that had offered him wishes after it had laughed at him when he set it free.
Indirect reference to a famous person, place, or event that the author thinks readers will know
Scotland Yard
A pair of rhymed lines
“Floors are flowers—take a few.
Ferns grow here and daisies too.”
Conversation between two or more characters
“My boy,” quoth he,
“Please set me free and I’ll
grant your wish. A kingdom of
wisdom? A palace of gold? Or all the goodies your fancies can hold?” So I said, “OK,” …
Poetry that does not have regular rhyme and meter
"in quiet night
the horns honking up from the street
make mad voices
to other horns, tires shriek
to other tires, brakes shriek
to other brakes."
making a person, an action, or an object greater than it really is
Antonym: understatement
"He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity."
Mental pictures or images; words and phrases
that appeal to the senses_sight, hearing, smell,
taste, and touch
"Ain't no ceiling, only blue
Jays dwell here and sunbeams too."
Definition: A short poem that is songlike

Antonym: Narrative poem, one that tells a story
A poem that expresses one speaker's thoughts or feelings.
Example: "Song of the Open Road by Carl Sandburg"
Feelings that the writer creates for the reader
sadness, grief, shock, horror, fear, love, happiness, etc.
figure of speech that
gives human qualities to an animal,
object, or idea
Example: spider with a spinning wheel
Repetition of one or more lines in each stanza of a poem
Example: Repetition of
"the bells, bells, bells, bells,
bells, bells, bells..." in
Edgar Allen Poe's "The Bells."
Situation in which what happens is the opposite of what the reader expects
It was ironic that the fish asked the boy if he wanted his wishes granted, but the boy ate the fish.
A figure of speech that compares two unlike things but does not use "like" or "as"

Antonym: Simile
“Floors are flowers—take a few.”
Use of words such as pow, buzz, and crunch
whose sounds suggest their meaning
"Whoosh, swoosh—too-whit, too-woo,
Bats dwell here and hoot owls too."
Definition: author’s voice,
usually first or third person
First person: “Several of Nature’s People I know, and they know me."
Definition: a sound, word,
phrase, or line that is