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Poetic Terms/Literary Devices

Lukas Sherman

Literary devices and poetic terms.

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3.A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or artwork.
6.The offical poet of the United States
7.THe place and time in which a story or poem takes place.
8.Giving human qualities to non-humans (animals, objects, ideas).
10.The author's attitude towards the subject or audience.
12.Language that appeals to the senses.
14.Poetry that does not have a set rhyme scheme.
17.A metaphor that continues throughout a poem or song, such as "Strange Fruit."
19.A technique that involves contradictions or contrasts. It can be verbal or dramatic.
21.A writer's choice of words.
22.A speech by one character, usually in a play.
25.The repetition of the sounds to link words, such as bat & hat.
26.Poetry in play form, like Shakespeare.
28.The message or point of a work.
29.The conversations that characters have with one another.
30.The voice talking to us in a poem or story.
33.A paragraph of poetry.
34.The distincitve way that a writer uses language.
35.A comparion using like, as or than.
36.The Ancient Greek poet who wrote "The Odyssey."
37.A poem that expresses a speaker's thoughts or feelings.
1.Language used in poetry based on imaginative comparisons that is not literally true.
2.The author of "The Raven."
4.The repetition of the same sounds at the beginning of words.
5.A phrase or a stanza that is repeated throughout a work.
9.The use of sound words such as bang, buzz, pow.
11.A poem that tells a story.
13.Two words with opposite, or nearly opposite, meanings.
15.The rhyme pattern that a poem follows.
16.Two words with the same or similar meaning.
18.A comparison that does not use like or as.
20.A song that tells a story.
23.A Japanese 3 line, 17 syllable poem.
24.The feeling a piece of literature is intended to create.
27.Two rhyming lines of poetry.
30.A 14 line poetic form often used by Shakespeare.
31.A musical quality based on repetition.
32.Person, place, or thing that represents something beyond itself, like a flag.

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