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poetry

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oxymoron
acute dullness · act naturally · Advanced BASIC · airline food · almost exactly · alone together · Amtrak schedule · bittersweet · boring court jester · briefing · British fashion · business ethics · butthead · cafeteria food · calm wind · cardinal sin · casual sex · cheerleading scholarship · childproof · Christian Scientists · civil engineer · clean coal · coal mine safety · computer jock · computer security · clearly ambiguous · clearly confused · clearly misunderstood · comfortably dressed · conservative liberal · conciliation court · constant variable · constructive attitude · corporate conscience · cowardly lion · dangerously safe · deafening silence · definite maybe · deliberately thoughtless · democratic machine · designer jeans · diet ice cream · divorce court · domestic bliss · double solitaire · educational television · effective compassion · essential service · even odds · exact estimate · extensive briefing · extinct life ·
hyperbole
deliberate overstatement, exaggeration for effect ("I'm so hungry I could eat a horse"). ..exgageration
paradox
A statement or situation containing apparently contradictory or incompatible elements, but on closer inspection may be true.
irony
when a situation occurs which is quite the reverse of what one might have expected.
imagery
you can use your senses
repetition
Repetition of a sound, syllable, word, phrase, line, stanza, or metrical pattern is a basic unifying device in all poetry. It may reinforce, supplement, or even substitute for meter, the other chief controlling factor in the arrangement of words into poetry.
onomatopia
the concordance of sounds and meaning. "Snap, crackle, pop."
euphimism
the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant;
simile
An explicit comparison (using like or as): "Her lips are like roses."
symbolism
refer to a way of choosing representative symbols in line with abstract rather than literal properties, allowing for the broader interpretation of a carried meaning than more literal concept-representations allow.
metaphor
A word or phrase denoting one kind of object or idea used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them ("the ship ploughs the sea.") A metaphor is generally an implicit comparison (doesn't use like or as): "Her lips are roses."
personifictaion
attributing animation to something inanimate ("a grieving nation"); treating a thing or abstract quality as though it were a person.
alliteration
repetition of initial sounds in neighboring words sweet smell of success, a dime a dozen, bigger and better, jump for jo

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