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                  Freshman English - Poetry - Literary Terms and Techniques

Using the “Handbook of Literary Terms” on page 967 in the back of the Elements of Literature
text, write the definition for the terms listed below. Where there is an asterisk*, provide an
example for this term.

1.     * Alliteration:

         Example:

2.     Allusion:


3.     *Assonance:

         Example:

4.     Ballad:


5.     Blank Verse:


6.     Connotation:


7.     Denotation (turn to page 594 for this definition):


8.     *Couplet:

         Example:

9.     Diction:


10.    Explication: a detailed look at a piece of literature.

11.    Figurative Language (Use the definition for “Figure of Speech” on page 971):


12.    Free Verse:
13.   Imagery:


14.   Inversion:


15.   Lyric Poetry:


16.   Meter:


17.   *Onomatopoeia:

       Example:

18.   Refrain:


19.   Repetition (Turn to page 566 for this definition.):


20.   Rhyme:

      a.) Near Rhyme:


      b.) Exact Rhyme:


21.   Rhythm:


22.   Sonnet:


23.   Theme:


24.   Tone:

				
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