The repetition of initial stressed, consonant sounds in a series of words within a phrase or verse line.
A brief, intentional reference to a historical, mythic, or literary person, place, event, or movement.
A figure of speech composed of a striking exaggeration.
Elements of a poem that invoke any of the five senses to create a set of mental images. Specifically, using vivid or figurative language to represent ideas, objects, or actions.
A comparison that is made directly or less directly, but in any case without pointing out a similarity by using words such as “like,” “as,” or “than.”
A literary element that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions.
A figure of speech in which the sound of a word imitates its sense (for example, “choo-choo,” “hiss,” or “buzz”).
As a figure of speech, it is a seemingly self-contradictory phrase or concept that illuminates a truth.