occurence of same letter/sound at the beginning of words
indirect reference , A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
character’s dialoge spoken, but not heard by other actors
internal rhyme, makes use of repeated vowel sounds
ancient form of story telling
A pair of rhymed lines that may or may not constitute a separate stanza in a poem. Stanzas two lines
A writer’s or speaker’s choice of words
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
(n.) a warning or feeling that something bad will happen; (adj.) marked by fear, ominous
3 unrhymed lines (5, 7, 5) usually focusing on nature
A classification of a poem’s meter when most (though certainly not all) of the feet are iambs. Iambic pentameter is the most natural meter for English poetry.
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
A logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experience.
not explicitly stated or obvious that compares two things by using adjectives that commonly describe one thing, but are used to describe another comparing two
A pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry
A long speech in a play or story, delivered by a single person (see soliloquy).
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
Play on words with a humerous effect
rhyme that occurs at end of line
Ryhming words are found within a line of poetry.
final sounds are similar, not exact aka slant ryhme
The beat created by the sounds of the words in a poem
A comparison using like or as
A long speech made by a character in a play while no other characters are on stage
: a lyric poem of fourteen lines, usually in iambic pentameter, with rhymes arranged according to certain definite patterns. It usually expresses a single, complete idea or thought with a reversal, twist, or change of direction in the concluding lines.
A term used for the author, speaker, or the person whose perspective (real or imagined) is being advanced in a speech or piece of writing
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
Central idea of a work of literature
A writer’s attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization on the sentence and global levels.