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Alliteration - The repetition of initial consonant sounds. Assonance - The repetition of vowel sounds. Imagery - Words or phrases that appeal to any sense or any combination of senses. Metaphor - A comparison between two objects with the intent of giving clearer meaning to one of them. Often forms of the "to be" verb are used, such as "is" or "was", to make the comparison. Meter - The recurrence of a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables. Onomatopoeia - The use of words which imitate sound. Personification - A figure of speech which endows animals, ideas, or inanimate objects with human traits or abilities. Point-of-view - The author's point-of-view concentrates on the vantage point of the speaker, or "teller", of the story or poem. * 1st person: the speaker is a character in the story or poem and tells it from his/her perspective (uses "I") * 3rd person limited: the speaker is not part of the story, but tells about the other characters but limits information about what one character sees and feels. ...read more.


piece of me emerges metaphor comparison of unlike things (made without using like or as) I am the "Lone Star" onomatopoeia a word that imitates the sound it represents Boo! Who? personification giving human qualities or characteristics to animals or objects tears of amber fall from my soul rhyme a pattern of words that contains similar sounds at the end of the line life for me is wild and free rhyme scheme a repeated pattern of rhymed words at the end of the line lusty eyes (A) passionate cries (A) rich blood, (B) bitter sweat (C) she/he loves (D) and dies (A) simile a comparison using like or as notes dance across the page like stars twinkle in the night sky stanza a group of poetic lines (also called a verse) Like glistening sun and moon like day and gloomy night like pure earth and gentle clouds transformation - life and death symbol an object or action that means more than its literal meaning always open like a rosebud about to bloom (a young girl) ...read more.


Animation is when elements of nature are given human qualities: The raging sea; the howling wind. Sound Rhyme, alliteration and assonance Rhyme is the matching of final sounds in two or more words. This may occur at line endings as end rhymes: Go home and write a page tonight Or as internal rhymes: It's not easy to know what is true for you or me at twenty-two, my age. (Langston Hughes, Theme for English B) Alliteration is the repetition of a series of consonants at the beginning of words and syllables: Red, ripened raspberries rose to her ruby lips. Assonance is the repetition of similar vowel sounds: The evening seemed to please Stephen. Rhythm Rhythm is pattern of sound. Iamb ~ - : unstressed & stressed syllable: again Trochee - ~ : stressed & unstressed syllable: baby Dactyl - ~~: stressed, unstressed & unstressed syllable: horrible Anapaest ~~-: unstressed, unstressed & stressed syllable: go along Spondee - -: two stressed syllables: black night Style Style is the way a poet chooses words and phrases and conveys meaning through the use of figurative language, rhyme, rhythm and other devices Tone Tone is the attitude of the poet toward the subject of the poem. ...read more.

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