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Allusion

Reference to something or someone literary. Use the force refers to Star Wars

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Assonance

The repetition of the vowel sound "how much wood could a wood chuck chuck of a wood chuck could chuck wood"

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Blank verse

Unrhymed lines of poetry

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Free verse

Poetry with no set meter or rhyme scheme

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Hyperbole

A major over exaggeration

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Imagery

The use of description that helps the reader imagine what's happening

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Irony

Language that conveys a certain idea by saying just the opposite

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Metaphor

Comparison not using like or as

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Onomatopoeia

The use of words that describe its meaning. Boom, clap

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Paradox

A seeming contradiction. It was the best of times

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Parody

Humorous exaggerated imitation of another thing

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Personification

Giving inanimate objects human traits

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Pun

The use of a word in a way that plays on itself

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Quatrain

A four line stanza

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Sarcasm

Language that conveys a certain idea by saying just the opposite

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Satire

Work that makes fun of something

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Simile

Comparison using like or as

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Sonnet

A 14 line poem with ruthenium

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Symbolism

The use of one thing to represent another

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Apostrophe

Figure of speech sometimes represented by "o"

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Consnanace

Repetitive sounds produced by consonants with In a sentance

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Euphemism

Refers to a polite Indirect expression