The use of words whose sounds suggest the sounds made by objects or activities.
“Blind eyes could blaze like meteors”
buzz, hum, kiss
Something concrete, such as an object, action, character, or scene that stands for something abstract such as a concept or an idea.
“Do not go gentle into that good night
Rage, Rage against the dying of the light”
Both phrases are symbols that
stand for death.
The main idea or underlying meaning of a literary work.
“Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes”
Comparing two very dissimilar things. Usually involves cleverness and ingenuity.
“Our love is like parallel lines”
This is also a simile.
A term naming an object is substituted for another word with which it is closely associated with.
“Only through the sweat of your brow can you achieve success”
“Sweat” stands for hard work.
A pair of rhymed verse lines that contain a complete thought.
“But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restor’d and sorrows end.”