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Unit 1 Vocabulary. Literary Language. Figurative Language and Sound Devices. Diction Alliteration Assonance / Consonance Onomatopoeia Personification Imagery Simile / Metaphor Symbolism Tone / Mood Irony Speaker Rhythm / Rhyme Stanza / Line Inference Types of Poetry: Limerick

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Unit 1 Vocabulary

Literary Language

Figurative Language and Sound Devices

  • Diction

  • Alliteration

  • Assonance / Consonance

  • Onomatopoeia

  • Personification

  • Imagery

  • Simile / Metaphor

  • Symbolism

  • Tone / Mood

  • Irony

  • Speaker

  • Rhythm / Rhyme

  • Stanza / Line

  • Inference

  • Types of Poetry:

  • Limerick

  • Narrative

  • Free Verse

  • Sonnet



    Style of speaking or

    writing as dependent

    upon choice of words: good diction.


  • You got a purty face.

  • Your beauty will haunt my dreams.



    Use of the same

    consonant at the

    beginning of each

    stressed syllable in a line

    of verse.


    Susan sells seashells by the sea shore.

    Tongue twisters

Forms of Alliteration



  • The repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words.

  • How now brown cow.

  • The repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words.

  • A stoke of luck for just a buck.



Using words that imitate the sound they denote.


  • ZIP


Disney cartoons: Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, Shrek.

Talking Dogs

Dancing Frogs


The act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc..


Imagery is the use of vivid description, usually

rich in sensory words, to create pictures, or

images, in the reader's mind.


  • He could hear the footsteps of doom nearing.

  • The taste of sweet strawberries danced on my tongue.

  • The flash was a blinding array of colors.




  • A comparison of two

    unlike things by use of like

    or as.


    My love for you is like an


    He fights like a lion when

    in battle.

  • A direct comparison of two unlike things.


    My love for you is an


    He is a lion in battle.


  • The practice of

    representing things by

    symbols, or of investing

    things with a symbolic

    meaning or character.



  • The quality of

    something (an act or a

    piece of writing) that

    reveals the attitudes and

    presuppositions of the


    Writer’s attitude.

  • A prevailing

    atmosphere or feeling .

    The general feeling of the


What emotion is the author

trying to convey?


  • The humorous or mildly sarcastic use of words to imply the opposite of what they normally mean .

  • An outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.


    Alanis Morissette song: Ironic

    A traffic jam when you're already late

    A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break

    It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife

    It's meeting the man of my dreams and then meeting his

    beautiful wife

Self explanatory words


  • Speaker- Voice of the written work. (NOT the author)

  • Rhythm- The beat of the written work

  • Rhyme-Words that sound the same

  • Stanza- Paragraph in a poem. Verse.

  • Line- sentence in a stanza.

  • To draw conclusions.

  • To make an educated guess.

    I can infer they like each other.

SOME Types of Poetry



  • A humorous verse form

    of 5 anapestic lines with a

    rhyme scheme aabba.

    A flea and a fly in a flue

    Were caught, so what could

    they do?

    Said the fly, "Let us flee."

    "Let us fly," said the flea.

    So they flew through a flaw

    in the flue.

  • Type of poetry that tells a story.

  • Epic Poems

    The Iliad, The Odyssey

Free Verse


  • Unrhymed verse

    without a consistent

    metrical pattern.

  • No real rules.

  • A verse form consisting

    of 14 lines with a fixed

    rhyme scheme.


    MY mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun   Coral is far more red than her lips’ red:   If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;   If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.   I have seen roses damask’d, red and white,          5

    But no such roses see I in her cheeks;   And in some perfumes is there more delight   Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.   I love to hear her speak, yet well I know   That music hath a far more pleasing sound:   10

    I grant I never saw a goddess go,—   My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:     And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare     As any she belied with false compare.

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