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Allusion

A reference to a well known person place event literary work work of art etc. with which the reader is expected to be familiar

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Assonance

Repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants in stressed syllables

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Coined word

A word created or made up by a poet

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Concrete poem

A poem shaped/structured to suggest something important about its meaning

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Consonance

Repetition in two or more word if final consonants in stressed syllables that are preceded by different vowel sounds

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Diction

A poets choice of words, usually discussed in conjunction with an adjective (I.e. Formal diction or conversational diction) which shaped a poems tone

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Imagery

Language that appeals to one or more of the five senses and creates experiences

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Metaphor

A figure of speech that makes a direct comparison between two unlike things using (often) "is" or "are"

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Mood

The feeling created by a literary work

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Onomatopoeia

Words that imitate/recreate the sounds they describe

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Personification

Figurative language that gives human characteristics to nonhuman things

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Repetition

Using more than once any element of language (sounds, words, phrases, etc. )

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Rhyme

Repetition of sounds at the ends of words

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Rhythm

A pattern of beats and stresses

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Simile

A figure of speech that compare two unlike things using "like" or "as" a

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Speaker

The voice that "talks" in a poem (not always the poet)

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Structure

The way a poem is put together; the arrangement of words/lines to create a desired effect

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Symbol

Anything that stands for or represents something else

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Theme

A central idea that a port wishes to communicate in his/her poem

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Tone

The writes attitude toward his/her audience and/or subject

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Voice

A sense of the unique presence/ personality of the author/speaker behind the words of a poem

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Alliteration

Repetition of initial consonant sounds