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Poetry Terms Van Met

figures of speech and sound devices

a word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of something else and is not literally true figure of speech
an overstatement or exaggeration hyperbole
a comparision of two seemingly unlike things using "like" "as" "than" or "resembles" simile
a comparison of unlike things in which one thing is described as almost becoming another (example: My teacher is a beautiful rose.) metaphor
A nonhuman thing described as if it had human traits or abilities personification
"My friend is a stubborn mule" is an example of a/an: metaphor
"A dream is like a mountain waiting to be climbed" is an example of a/an: simile
"She was so angry that steam came out of her ears" is an example of a/an: hyperbole
"The oak tree pointed to the sky" is an example of a/an: personification
the use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning onomatopoeia
the rhymes at the ends of lines end rhyme
when two or more words repeat the same ending sound rhyme
the PATTERN of rhyme in a poem rhyme scheme
the same beginning consonant sounds alliteration
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