He drew his sword while I just stood And realize Id been seen A rhyme scheme of

He drew his sword while i just stood and realize id

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He drew his sword while I just stood , And realize I'd been seen . A rhyme scheme of the poem is abab.
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6. Assonance – the repetition of vowel sounds within words in a line. Example: from “A Visit from Saint Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore: The childre n were ne stled all snug in their be ds
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7- Consonance the repetition of consonant sounds within words in a line. Example: from “A Visit from Saint Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore: Not a cr eat ur e was st irr ing, not even a mouse
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8. Alliteration – the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words. Example: “S arah C ynthia S ylvia S tout Would Not Take the Garbage Out” by Shel Silverstein.
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9. Onomatopoeia words that sound like their meaning. Example: buzz, swish, hiss, gulp.
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10. Repetition – sounds, words, or phrases that are repeated to add emphasis or create rhythm. Parallelism is a form of repetition. Examples: Two lines from “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll showing parallelism: Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
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11. Refrain – a line or stanza repeated over and over in a poem or song. Example: In “Jingle Bells,” the following refrain is repeated after every stanza: Jingle Bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way! Oh, what fun it is to ride In a one-horse open sleigh!
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12. Word Play to play with the sounds and meanings of real or invented words. Example: Two lines from the poem “Synonyms” by Susan Moger: Claptrap, bombast, rodomontade, Hogwash, jargon, and rant Two lines from the poem “Antonio” by Laura E. Richards: Antonio, Antonio, Was tired of living alonio.
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IMAGERY 1. Precise Language the use of specific words to describe a person, place, thing, or action. Example: When the elders said she was too old, Reverend Mona surrendered her tabernacle next to Fast Frankie‟s Pawn Shop
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2. Sensory Details the use of descriptive details that appeal to one or more of the five senses. Example: from “The Sea” by James Reeves: The giant sea dog moans, Licking his greasy paws.
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Symbolism a person, place, thing, or action that stands for something else.
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Verbal Irony or Sarcasm when you mean the opposite of what you say. Example: “My darling brother is the sweetest boy on Earth,” she muttered sarcastically.
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Situational Irony – when the outcome of a situation is the opposite of what is expected. Example: After many years of trying, Mr. Smith won the lottery -- and immediately died of a heart attack.
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Pun – a humorous phrase that plays with the double meaning or the similar sounds of words. Examples: “Tomorrow you shall find me a grave man,” said the duke on his deathbed. The cookbook Lunch on the Run by Sam Witch is awesome.
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Dialect or Colloquial Language the particular style of speaking of the narrator and the characters in a story or poem (according to their region, time period, and social expectations).
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