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Poetic Devices

Stanza a group of consecutive lines in e poem that form a single unit
apostrophe words that are spoken to a person, object, or idea that is absent or imaginary
Rhythm a musical quality produced by the repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables or by the repetition of certain other sound patterns
Metaphor an imaginative comparison between two unlike things
End Rhyme the rhyming words appear at the end of lines
Internal Rhyme rhymes occurring within the lines
Slant Rhyme rhymes involving sounds that are similar, but not exact rhymes
Personification when an object or animal is given human feelings or thoughts
Ballad a song or songlike poem that tells a story, usually a tragedy or adventure and generally has regular rhythm and rhyme
Simile a comparison of two things using "like" or "as"
Onomatopoeia a word that sounds like what it means
Hyperbole an exaggeration used for emphasis
Elegy a poem that mourns the death of someone or one that is simply sad or thoughtful
Alliteration when words near each other start with the same beginning consonant sound
Allusion a reference to a well-known piece of literature, art, science, politics, religion, or mythology
Created by: Mrs. Fleming



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