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a repetition of similar sounds in the end syllables two or more words
the 'beat' created by the pattern of stressed syllables
the repetition of a word's initial sounds in a number of words close together
a number of lines forming a division of a poem
a figurative use of language calling one thing another thing
words that sound like that which they describe
a complete pause created by a full stop, exclamation mark or question mark within a line of poetry
an expression that describes something by comparing it with something else, using the words 'as' or 'like'.
giving an idea, object or animal human qualities
The continuation of a sentence or clause from one line to another in poetry.
n. quality of something that causes it to inspire pity
a comparison between subjects continued and developed through a series of sentences in a paragraph or lines in a poem.
a technique where nature is described as if it had emotions, usually mirroring the emotions of a character or mood of a setting
Specialised terminology belonging to a group or profession. It can be difficult for outsiders to understand but helps users communicate more efficiently.
conversational or informal language
n. an idea or expression that has become stale through overuse
a narrator who knows everything about the events and characters, including their thoughts and feelings
put unlike things next to each other, usually to emphasise a contrast
a situation that seems opposite to what is expected
v. work out or develop a theory based on information or evidence given