ENG LIT TERMS.docx - Alliteration The repetition of the same initial letter sound or group of sounds in a series of words Allusion A brief reference to

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Alliteration - The repetition of the same initial letter, sound, or group of sounds in a series of wordsAllusion - A brief reference to a person, character, place, literary work, or historical eventAnaphora - Repetition of a word or words at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses, or lines to create a sonic effect.Assonance - A vowel rhyme created through the relatively close juxtaposition of the same or similar vowel sounds, but with different end consonants in a line or passageBlank verse- Iambic pentameter that doesn’t follow a fixed rhyme schemeCaesura - A pause in a line of poetry, whether indicated by a punctuation mark or a space or simplysuggested by syntaxConnotation - An idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaningConsonance -The repetition of a consonant soundCouplet - Two consecutive lines of a poem, usually of the same length, that rhymeDenotation -the literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests

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