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alliteration The repetition of initial consonant sounds in words such as “rough and ready.”
assonance The repetition of vowel sounds without the repetition of consonants.
end rhyme The rhyming of words that appear at the ends of two or more lines of poetry.
enjambment The running over of a sentence or thought from one line of poetry to another.
stanza A division of poetry, similar to a paragraph in ordinary writing
personification A literary device in which the author speaks of or describes an animal, object, or idea, as if it were a person. Example: “The rock stubbornly refused to move!”
simile A comparison of two unlike things in which a word of comparison (like or as) is used. Example: “She stood in front of the altar, shaking like a freshly caught trought.”
metaphor A comparison of two unlike things in which no word of comparison (like or as) is used. Example: “ A green plant is a machine that runs on solar energy.”
hyperbole An exaggeration or overstatement. Example: “I have seen this river so wide it only had one bank.
imagery The words or phrases a writer selects to create a certain picture in the reader’s mind. Imagery is usually based on sensory details. Example: “The sky was dark and gloomy, the air was damp and raw, the streets were wet and sloppy.”
symbol A person, a place, a thing, or an event used to represent something else. Example: A dove is a symbol of peace.
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