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What is the definition of alliteration?

Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words that are closely related.

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What's an example of alliteration beginning with 'e'?

Eg. Elisa ate eggs each and every day.

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What is the meaning of analogy?

One whole situation used to represent another.

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What is connotations?

When a word suggests something in addition to its ordinary meaning.

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What is the effect of an ellipsis?

... : it usually indicates a pause. It also shows loss of train and thought, or absence of quoted material.

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What is euphemism?

A polite or softer way of saying something

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What is humor used for?

It's used to elicit a response from the audience.

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Give the definition of a hyperbole

A hyperbole is exaggeration for effect.

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Explain imagery.

Poets use words to create mental images. Imagery is referring to how the poet chooses words to create specific mental images.

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What is irony.

Irony is when what's said isn't quite what it's meant, sarcasm is a form of irony.

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What is juxtaposition?

When two things are placed side by side to emphasize their differences.

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What is a metaphor?

A metaphor is comparing one thing directly with another. Metaphors sometimes use are and is.

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What is modality?

Word choice for specific effect.

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What is onomatopoeia.

When the word itself mimics the sound it's making. Onomatopoeia emphasis the sound and can make it seem louder

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What is an oxymoron?

Two words together that usually don't go together or are opposite.

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What Is personification?

Giving human traits to non human things

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What is repetition?

When something is stated more than once in the poem.
(Words, phrases, lines or stanzas.)

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What is the effect of rhythm?

It enhances the meaning and tone and gives a light-hearted casual feel to the poem. Giving it a more upbeat and fun feel.

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What is a simile?

A comparison using like or as.

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What does the theme and tone mean?

Theme: what the poem is really about, the ideas and attitudes in the poem. The underlined message (moral).
Tone: the overall mood of the poem, often described in emotions.

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What is repetition?

When something is stated more than once in the poem.
(Words, phrases, lines or stanzas.)

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What is the effect of rhythm?

It enhances the meaning and tone and gives a light-hearted casual feel to the poem. Giving it a more upbeat and fun feel.

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What is a simile?

A comparison using like or as.

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What does the theme and tone mean?

Theme: what the poem is really about, the ideas and attitudes in the poem. The underlined message (moral).
Tone: the overall mood of the poem, often described in emotions.