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Literary Terms-1st Period

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What uses a word such as like or as to compare two apparently unlike things?Simile
What compares two apparently unlike things but does not use like or as?Metaphor
What gives human qualities to nonhuman or inanimate things?Personification
What is the repetition of sounds at the ends of words?Rhyme
What is the rhythmical pattern-or the arrangement and number of stressed and unstressed syllables-in a poem?Meter
What is the repetition of consonant sounds in the beginning of words, as in fearsome foe?Alliteration
What is the repetition of similar vowel sounds in stressed syllables that end in different consonant sounds, as in made and rail?Assonance
What is the repetition of final consonant sounds after different vowel sounds in stressed syllables, as in lend and hand?Consonance
What is the use of words that imitate sounds, as in rap, swish, and flutter?Onomatopoeia
What is the use of any element of language-a sound, word, phrase, clause, or sentence-more than once?Repetition
What is a rhyme that occurs at the end of lines in a poem/stanza?End Rhyme
What is a pattern of end rhyme in a poem?Rhyme Scheme
What is rhyming that occurs in a line of poetry or in the middle of the lines in a poem?Internal Rhyme
What is repeating a grammar structure, to repeat a similar sentence or phrase to create a parallel structure?Parallelism
What is switching the normal order of a sentence in order to create a meter or emphasize something?Inversion
What is a line of poetry that completes a sentence or phrase and comes to an actual phrase?End-Stopped-Line
What are 2 successive rhyming lines in a poem called?Couplet
What is a metaphor that continues throughout a paragraph or stanza (or even a whole poem). The metaphor is developed and expanded on?Extended Metaphor
What is an extreme exaggeration to make a point?Hyperbole
What is the underlying truth at the heart of a poem or story?Theme
What is something that stands in the place of something else or represents it?Symbol
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