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9th grade Poery Term

Alliteration the repetition of the beginning consonant sounds
Allusion a reference to a mythological, literary or historical person, place or thing
Assonance the repetition of vowel sounds in a series of words
Consonance the repetition of a consonant sound with a series of words to produce a harmonious effect
Diction word choice
Hyperbole a deliberate, extravagant and often outrageous exaggeration
Imagery the use of words to represent things, actions, or ideas by sensory description
Verbal Irony is the result of a statement saying one thing while meaning the opposite.Its purpose is usually to criticize
Situational Irony is when a situation turns out differently from what one would normally expect
Dramactic Irony is when a character saya or does something that has more or differnt meanings from what he thinks it means
Metaphor a comparison between two thing NOT using "like" or "as"
Onomatopoeia words that describe a sound: Boom;Crash;Bang
Oxymoron combines a pair of contrary terms into a single expression
Paradox a situation or action or feeling that appears to be contradictory but on inspection turns out to be true or at least make sense
Persona the "character" the writer assumes for the purpose of the work
Personification a kind of metaphor that gives inanimate objects or abstract ideas human characteristics
Pun a play on words that are identical or similar in sound but have sharply diverse meanings
Sarcasm a type of irony in which a person appears to be prasing something something but is actually insulting it
Simile a comparision using "like" or "as"
Symbolism the use of one object to suggest another hidden object or idea
Syntax the ordering in which words into a particular pattern
Tone the attitude of the speaker
Understatement is a kind of irony that is delibertately represents something as being much less than it really is
Voice the sound of the narrators voice
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