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Extended Metaphor

Extended Metaphor

Metaphor that is developed over several lines of writing or throughout the poem.

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Simile

Simile

figure of speech that expresses the comparison of two objects using like or as (as snug as a bug in a rug)

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Connotation/Denotation

Connotation/Denotation

Connotation: attitudes and feelings associated with a word. (thrifty vs. stingy)

Denotation: the dictionary definition of a word (literal meaning)

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Metaphor

Metaphor

figure of speech that expresses the comparison of two objects without using like or as

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Iambic Pentameter

Iambic Pentameter

A line of poetry that contains five iambs. “But soft! What light through yonder window breaks.

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Oxymoron

Oxymoron

a combination of terms that appears to contradict one another. “jumbo shrimp; stupid genius; small crowd)

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Figurative Language

Figurative Language

Strategies that authors use to use literary devices such as metaphors, simile, repetition, etc.

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