the repetition of a consonant at the start of several adjacent words
referring to a well-known event or text
the repetition of a vowel at the start of several adjacent words
verse comprised of unrhymed lines in iambic pentameter
implied additional meaning or association with different meanings
the circumstances in which an event occurs
a poem composed as a lament for a deceased person
when a sentence flows on to the next line without clause or break (comma or full stop)
a mild or indirect way of saying something that is more severe is being implied
mental pictures created by colourful language features. Often uses similes and metaphors. Often used in poetry and song lyrics. Imagery allows the writer to show what he/she means instead of telling directly.
E.g. I took a walk around the world to
Ease my troubled mind
I left my body laying somewhere
In the sands of time.
I watched the world float to the dark side of the moon
I feel there is nothing I can do.
Kryptonite - Three Doors Down
the expression of meaning using words or phrases that imply the opposite
when one object, through comparison, becomes another
recurring theme or symbol
the word of a sound: "whoosh", "bang"
that attribution of human feelings or responses to inanimate things or animals
transforming a non-human object into a human through human qualities (mostly physical characteristics)
the way or view from which a person sees themselves, others and the world
an aim or goal
the poetic pace and flow created from a measure of balance and pattern within the language structure
repetition of the "s" sound
comparing two objects using "like" or "as"
a division of a poem, composed of two or more lines with common characteristics