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Idiom

An expression used in a particular language and cannot be taken seriously.

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Examples of Idioms

Piece of cake
Go the extra mile
Get up on the wrong side of the bed
Pull the wool over your eyes

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Imagery

Language that appeals to one or more of the 5 senses, sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell. It is also called sensory language.

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Mood

Overall feeling

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Tone

Writer's or speaker's attitude towards the subject or characters. Can often be described in a single adjective.

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Diction

Writer's word choice

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Connotations

Emotional associations with the words

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Figurative Language

It is imaginative language that isn't supposed to be taken literally. Also know as figures of speech.

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Similie

Uses like or as to compare 2 seemingly different things.

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Metaphor

Compares 2 things without using like or as.

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Personification

Gives human qualities to something nonhuman

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Hyperbole

Exaggerates speech for emphisis.

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Drawing conclusions

Arriving at an overall judgement or idea by pulling together several details.

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Repetition

Repeating a sound, word, phrase, sentence, or group of lines

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Alliteration

The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words

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Consonance

The repetition of consonant sounds at the end of the words

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Assonance

The repetition of vowel sounds in words

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Onomatopoeia

The use of a word that sounds like what it means

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Rhyme

The repetition of sounds at the end of words

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End Rhyme

Rhyme that occurs at the end of lines of poetry

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Internal Rhyme

Rhyme that occurs within a line of poetry

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Rhyme Scheme

A regular pattern of end rhymes

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Stanza

A group of lines

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Rhythm

A pattern of beats

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Meter

The rhythm of the poem is a regular pattern

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Symbol

An object, a person, an animal or place that represents something beyond its literal meaning

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Symbolism

The use of symbols, that can involve a certain object, setting, or image.

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Allusion

A reference to a well-known person, place, thing, event, or literary work. It means something more than itself.

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Narrative Poetry

Tells a story, using elements such as a plot, characters, and settings.

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Lyric Poetry

has a musical quality and expresses the feelings of a speaker

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Epic Poem

Long narrative poem that tells about a larger than life hero

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Ballad

Song-like narrative poem that deals with adventure and romance. Ballads use rhyme, meter, four-line stanzas, and a refrain

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Refrain

A repeated line or group of lines

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Ode

A long formal, lyric poem, that often honor people, events, and nature

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Free verse

Poetry that doesn't use a regular meter

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Haiku

A Japanese verse that tells about nature. 5-7-5

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Limerick

Humorous 5 line poem with a specific meter and rhyme scheme: aabba

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Concrete Poem

A poem where the shape of the poem fits the subject

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Scan

Used to identify the meter of the poem

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Lines and Line breaks

Poetry is organized into lines

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Denotation

The literal or primary meaning of a word