a stylistic device in which a number of words, having the same first consonant sound, occur close together in a series.
a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance.
a figure of speech sometimes represented by exclamation “O”
Repetition of the same vowel
literary device defined as un-rhyming verse written in iambic pentamete
consists of poems that follow patterns of lines, meter, rhymes, and stanzas
two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, that form a unit.
the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing
a poem in the form of a speech or narrative by an imagined person, in which the speaker inadvertently reveals aspects of their character while describing a particular situation or series of events.
mournful poem, usually written in remembrance of a lost one for a funeral or as a lament.
Figures of speech
a word or phrase that has a meaning something different than its literal meaning.
a measuring unit in poetry, which is made up of stressed and unstressed syllables
An extreme exaggeration
a kind of rhythmic pattern that consists of five iambs per line, almost like five heartbeats
makes use of particular words that create visual representation of ideas in our minds
comparing two unlike things
the formation of a word from a sound
poetry that doesn’t follow specific rules
something that appears to be self contradicting or even silly
giving human characteristics to an inanimate object
a word agreeing with another in terminal sound
a comparison using like or as
a paragraph in a poem
iterary device that contains several layers of meaning
the form or a format through which narrators tell their stories
the terms a writer uses to explain a story
refers to repetitive sounds produced by consonants within a sentence or phrase
a long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures or the history of a nation.