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Simile ­ Comparing one thing to another using the words as or like.

Metaphor ­ Describing an object as something else.

Alliteration ­ Words of the same sound that are close together.

Assonance ­ The rhyming of vowels only (hide, line) or of consonants, but not vowels (cold, killed)


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Oxymoron ­ When two contradicting terms appear together. (Deafening silence)

Pathetic Fallacy ­ When the weather reflects the current mood.

Metre ­ rhythmic, recurring pattern of accented and unaccented syllables.

Rhyme ­ having or ending words (often in poems) with a sound that corresponds (sounds similar) to another.

Enjambment ­…


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