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figure of speech comparing two different things
n. poetic device of comparison
To describe with human qualities.
The placing together of contrasting and contradictory words
Contrasting ideas that should be mutually incompatible.
A play on words.
The use of objects, places and the weather to represent deeper ideas and experiences.
A recurrent image or idea throughout a text.
The indirect reference to something
The indirect reference to passages or stories in The Bible.
The indirect reference to the myths and history of ancient Greece and Rome.
The indirect reference to historical figures and events.
The rhythm created in lines of poetry.
A metric foot where the stress/beat is on the second syllable: e.g. 'da DUM'
A line of poetry with five iambs: da DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM.
Writing that has no metre or rhyme
Lines written in iambic pentameter but without a rhyme scheme.
A rhyme scheme where the rhyme are in consecutive paired lines: AABBCCDD
A rhyme scheme where the rhyme misses a line each time: ABABCDCD
A poem with fourteen lines.
Contrasting ideas or images.