1. imitation of natural sounds
2. repetition of initial consonant sounds
3. repetition of vowel sounds
4. saying less than is meant
5. a part representing the whole
6. attributing human characteristics to inanimate objects
7. blatant exaggeration
8. discrepancy between what is said and what is meant
9. comparison without like or as
10. comparison using like or as
Identify the meter and length of the following line.
“A bird came down the walk”
What base meter and line length are used?
Identify the italicized figure of speech.
Methought I saw my late espoused saint
Brought to me, like Alcestis, from the grave,
Whom Jove’s great son to her glad husband gave,
Rescu’d from death by force, though pale and faint.
Mine, as whom wash’d from spot of child-bed taint
Purification in the old Law did save,
And such as yet once more I trust to have
Full sight of her in Heaven without restraint,
Came vested all in white, pure as her mind;
Her face was veil’d, yet to my fancied sight
Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person shin’d
So clear as in no face with more delight.
But Oh! as to embrace me she inclin’d,
I wak’d, she fled, and day brought back my night.
1. purring kitten
2. playing people passed the pond
3. I know that goat odor.
4. He looked at his totaled bicycle and said calmly, “It’s just a scratch.”
5. Although the monarchy lacks formal power, he still respects the crown.
6. My computer is moody this morning.
7. “Son, that finger painting is a masterpiece!”
8. “This is wonderful,” he said while looking at his totaled bicycle.
9. Her smile is a breath of fresh air.
10. His disposition is as light as a marshmallow.
1. a thing that represents itself and something else
2. mental pictures created through descriptions which appeal to the senses
3. one thing is another
4. use of one word in place of another word associated with it
5. one thing is like another
6. a word imitates a sound
7. repetition of initial consonant sounds
9. apparent contradiction
1. a line of verse consisting of five feet
2. a foot having one accented syllable followed by one unaccented syllable
3. a poem having fourteen lines and a formal arrangement of rhymes, usually written in iambic pentameter
4. a poem that tells a story
5. a stanza or poem with four lines, usually with alternate rhymes
1. “This soup is heavenly.”
2. “Hot sun, cool fire”
3. “My soul, sit thou a patient looker on.”
4. “The Lord is my shepherd.”
5. “Innocence is closing up his eyes.”
6. “The pen is mightier than the sword.”
7. “I wandered lonely as a cloud.”