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Literature 2010

Unit Exam

Syntax Order of words
Voice Speaker in the poem
Metaphor Comparisons between two unlike things without using the words 'like' or 'as'
Simile Comparisons between two things always using the word 'like' or 'as'
Personification Give human qualities to something that is not human
Hyperbole Intentional exaggeration; Saying more than what is meant
Rhythm Regular recurrence of sounds
Onomatopoeia Sound of the word echoes its meaning; sounds like the sound
Alliteration Repetition of first letters
Assonance Repetition of vowels in different words
Persona/Speaker Narrator; often an independent character
Tone Techniques and modes that create attitudes
Diction Word choice and level of language
Allusion Compliments the author pays to readers for their perceptiveness, knowledge and awareness
Imagery Images throughout a work that trigger the mind to fuse together memories of the 5 senses
Meter The number of feet within a line of traditional verse
Scansion Determining the prevailing rhythm and poetic characteristics of a poem
Sonnet A poem of fourteen lines in iambic pentameter
Stanza A group of poetic lines corresponding to paragraphs in prose
Rhyme Repetition of identical or closely related sounds in the syllables of different words
Quatrain A four-line stanza or poetic unit
Consonance The recurrence of similar sounds
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