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Speaker
voice/character who speaks; also known as the narator


Addressee
character who is spoken to/who listens


Statement
what the speaker says to the addressee


Rhythm
effect created through regular distribution of stressed and unstressed syllables


Caesura
pause or break in the middle of a line


End-stopped line
line that completes a syntactic unit, mostly ending with a punctuation


Run-on line
line that contains part of a syntactic unit, to be completed in the following


Rhyme
identity of sound from the last stressed vowel, to the end of words or phrases


Alliteration
identity of sound at the beginning of words


Assonance
identity of sound in the middle of words


Symbol
something that stands for or points to something else


Metaphor
way of speaking about something as if it were something else


Metonymy
indirect way of referring to something by naming something else closely related to it, e.g. as container and content, or genus and species


Sonnet
fourteen-line poem in rhymed iambic pentameter


Onomatopoeia
similarity between sound and meaning


Motif
element that occurs in many different texts


Simile
explicit comparison


Hyperbole
poetic exaggeration


Personification
a way of talking about something non-human as if it were a person; also known as prosopopoeia

Author: bidoonism

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