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POETIC TERMS

POETIC TERMS

English III

Mr. Wallock

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Allusion

Allusion

A reference to a historical figure, place, or event.

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The teams competed in a David and Goliath struggle.

The teams competed in a David and Goliath struggle.

ALLUSION

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Analogy

Analogy

A broad comparison between two basically different things that have some points in common.

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Aspirations toward space are not new. Consider the worm that becomes a butterfly.

Aspirations toward space are not new. Consider the worm that becomes a butterfly.

ANALOGY

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Simile

Simile

A direct comparison between two basically different things. A simile is introduced by the words like or as.

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My love is like a red, red rose.

My love is like a red, red rose.

SIMILE

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Metaphor

Metaphor

An implied comparison between two basically different things. Is not introduced with the words like or as.

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His eyes were daggers that cut right through me.

His eyes were daggers that cut right through me.

METAPHOR

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Hyperbole

Hyperbole

A great exaggeration to emphasize strong feeling.

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I will love you until all the seas go dry.

I will love you until all the seas go dry.

HYPERBOLE

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Personification

Personification

Human characteristics are given to non-human animals, objects, or ideas.

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My stereo walked out of my car.

My stereo walked out of my car.

PERSONIFICATION

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Apostrophe

Apostrophe

An absent person or inanimate object is directly spoken to as though they were present.

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Brutus: Ceasar, now be still. I killed not thee with half so good a will.

Brutus: Ceasar, now be still. I killed not thee with half so good a will.

APOSTROPHE

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Synecdoche

Synecdoche

A part stands for the whole or vice versa.

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