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Unit 3 History Vocab

idiom an expression whose meaning is different from its individual parts ex: kick the bucket
hyperbole an extreme exaggeration ex: im so tired i could sleep for 1000 years
metaphor comparison of 2 things NOT using like or as ex: i am a potato
onomatopoeia words that imitate a noise ex: BANG!
simile comparison of 2 things using like or as ex: im like a butterfly
oxymoron when 2 opposite terms come together ex: icy-hot
aphorism a phrase contains some truth ex: a barking dog never bites
imagery the use of words to create a visual image ex: she was wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans
epic poem a very long poem telling of a hero's deeds
narrative poem a poem that tells a story
lyrical poem poems that have a musical rhythm and deal with strong emotions like love
free verse a poem with little to no rules
stanza the paragraphs in a poem
rhyme scheme the order in which a poem will rhyme
Created by: alyssa2319
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