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Simile A comparison of two things using like or as Example – My love is like a red, red rose. It is a comparison of the qualities of a rose and the qualities of his love.
Metaphor A comparison of two things using is or are Example – You are the honey on my pancakes. It is a comparison of how well honey and pancakes go together and how well the speaker gets along with the other person.
Alliteration The repetition of initial sounds in a series of words. Ex. Silver bark of beech, and sallow bark of yellow birch and yellow bark of yellow birch and yellow
Assonance The repetition of vowel sounds in a series of words. Ex. All is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil
Meter The regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables each repeated unit of which is called a foot. Ex. Ronnie, Ricky, Bobby and Mike If I like the girl who cares who you like If I like the girl who cares who you like
Imagery Words and phrases that describe the concrete experience of the five senses. Ex. Nothing is so beautiful as spring When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush, lush, Thrush’s eggs look like low heavens Thrush’s eggs look like low heavens
Consonance Repeated consonant sounds within words Ex. I’ll look to like if looking liking move
Onomatopoeia When words sound like what they are describing Ex. Snap, crackle and pop
Personification Giving human qualities to things that are not human. Ex. Today the light is in love And proposes to anyone And proposes to anyone
Oxymoron Phrases that combine two opposites Ex. Jumbo Shrimp
Hyperbole Intentional overstatement or exaggeration Ex. If there were world enough and time he’d spend centuries adoring each part of his lover’s body he’d spend centuries adoring each part of his lover’s body
enjambment When the flow of a verse runs over into the next line Ex. In that blest moment from his oozy bed Old Father Thames advanc’d his head Old Father Thames advanc’d his head
Symbol An object that represents a concept, idea or emotion. Ex. Red roses symbolize romantic love.
Connotation Feelings or associations made with certain words that may be different than the literal definition. Ex. The word molest simply means to annoy or irritate, but whenever we hear the word we usually give it a sexual meaning.
Allusion A reference to a historical figure or character or events from well-known literature or history
End rhyme When rhyme occurs at the end of two verses Ex.George was fat He wore an ugly hat He wore an ugly hat
Internal Rhyme When the rhyming sounds occur within the lines of poetry John went and spent his money for the rent
Irony When the expected meaning of words or actions is different than the actual meaning
Speaker The person that appears to be speaking in the poem Hint: The speaker in the poem is not always the author. In fact, it is a mistake to assume that the person speaking in the poem is supposed to be the author. The speaker in a poem is most often a character other than the author himself.
Stanza A block of lines similar to a paragraph in prose
Verse A single line of poetry Also used as another word for poetry