...Useful if you want to sound smart...
||The same letter at the beginning of a two or more of words close together.
Usually used to stress something.
||The repetition of two or more vowel sounds or of two or more consonant
sounds, close together. Usually in a poem.
||A phrase used so much it becomes meaningless.
||Words that have strong emotional intensity.
||When the sense of a poem runs over the line breaks. Example from 'The
Man He Killed': "We
should have set us down to wet /
Right many a nipperkin."
||A verb used to express a wish, command or advice.
||Place two things together to show a link or emphasize a contrast between
||A series of items separated by commas. Usually used to speed up the text
and create a sense excitement.
||Comparison of two things where one thing is said to be another. Powerful
imagery tool, to make you imagine something.
||Excessive self-admiration and self-centeredness.
|Words which sound like the word they are describing, e.g. buzz, crack.
|| A phrase in which the words contradict each other, usually for effect.
e.g. "dumb god" (from Limbo.)
||A word said more than once. Usually used to stress it.
||A question that does not require an answer, designed to make people think.
Example: "Do we want to pay more taxes?"
||Telling a poem from a first person perspective that is not the author's
||Using a metaphor to make something seem human.
||Word with endings that sounds similar to each other. Usually used to
||The beat of a poem.
||Comparing two things, but saying one is like another.