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alliteration The beginning of two or more words in close connection with the same letter, or the same sound.
assonance The repetition of the same or similar vowel sounds within a passage.
couplet A two-line pair of rhymed iambic pentameter lines.
figurative language Language that communicates meanings beyond the literal level of what is being expressed, used to create effects, emphasize ideas, and evoke emotions.
free verse Verse that doe not contain regular patterns of rhythm and rhyme. It shows a rhythm more like that of everyday speech.
hyperbole The literary term for exaggeration, the overstating of something for emphasis.
imagery The descriptive words and phrases a writer uses to re-create sensory experience by referring to "concrete" objects, scenes, actions, or states.
onomatopoeia Sound effect words that echo their meaning.
simile A comparison between two different objects using "like" or "as".
metaphor A comparison that states something IS something else.
personification Giving human traits to non-human objects.
Created by: sillyname396