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Flashcards in poetic language Deck (15):
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image

a clear mental picture that appeals to the senses resulting from detailed description

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figurative

using words in nonliteral ways

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metaphor

a comparison that states or implies that one thing is another

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simile

a comparison of two things essentially unlike, usually introduced by "like" or "as"

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personification

a figure of speech in which an inanimate object or an abstract concept is given life or human attributes

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alliteration

repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of / within words that are adjacent or close together

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assonance

the repetition of vowel sounds at the beginning of / within words that are adjacent or close together

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onomatopoeia

a word whose sound suggests its meaning

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rhyme

similar or identical sounds between words or the ends of words, especially when used at the ends of lines of poetry

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rhyme scheme

the pattern of rhymes in a stanza

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rhythm

the pacing or measured flow of a line of writing based on the choice of diction and punctuation

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symbol

a character, object, event or setting that represents an abstract idea

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hyperbole

the obvious exaggeration of the facts for a comic or serious effect

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juxtaposition

two or more things placed side by side even though that are opposite in meaning create a paradoxical image

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paradox

an apparently contradictory statement that upon reflection suggests an underlying truth