Poetic Devices

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  • 1. 
    The repetition at close intervals of the initial consonant sound of accented syllables or important words.
  • 2. 
    The repetition at close intervals of the vowel sounds of accented syllables or important words.
  • 3. 
    What a word suggests beyond its basic definition
  • 4. 
    Two successive lines, usually in the same meter, linked by rhyme.
  • 5. 
    The basic definition or dictionary meaning of a word
  • 6. 
    Language that cannot be taken literally.
  • 7. 
    The representation through language of sense experience. 
  • 8. 
    A situation or a use of language, involving some kinds of discrepancy.
  • 9. 
    A comparison made between two things essentially unlike.
  • 10. 
    The use of words that supposedly mimic their meaning in a sound.
  • 11. 
    A figure of speech in which human aspects are given to an animal, an object, or a concept.
  • 12. 
    The act or process of repeating a word, a phrase, a line, etc., typically for empahsis or effect.
  • 13. 
    Any wavelike recurrence of motion or sound.
  • 14. 
    A figure of speech in which an explicit comparison is made between two things essentially unlike using such words as like or as.
  • 15. 
    A group of lines that are repeated throughout the poem.
  • 16. 
    A figure of speech in which something mean more than what it is.
  • 17. 
    A quality of expression.
  • 18. 
    Contrast between what is said and what is meant.
  • 19. 
    Contrast between what a character knows and what the audience knows.
  • 20. 
    Contrast between what is expected to happen and what actually happens.