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A brief reference to a person, event or place, real or fictitious, or to a work of art. eg. "To say: 'I am Lazarus, come from the dead,/ Come back to tell you all, I shall tell you all" (T.S. Elliot)
Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words. eg. "HIGH HARVEST for the autumn's gathering" (Dorothy Livesay)
Directly addressing an absent person, an abstact concept, or an inanimate object as if it were present and able to listen. eg. O Shenandoah, i long to hear you (Walt Whitman)
A very elaborate compariton between two very dissimilar things. eg. "I find no peace, and all my war is done; I fear and hope/ I burn, and freeze in ice" (Sir Thoman Wyatt)
A combination of sounds that is pleasing to the ear. eg. "Silver honey dripping from the swarm of bees/ Earth is a waxen cell of world comb" (Jean Toomer)
Compares what is named using the words like or as, as if, as though. eg. "Christmas drew near, like the muzzle of a wolf" (Roch Carrier)
A word or phrase meaning one thing but used to describe something else. eg. "I too am a rare pattern" (Amy Lowell)
A words whose pronunciation imitates or suggests it's meaning. eg. "The moan of the doves in the immermorial elms,' And murmur of innumerable bees" (Alfred Lord Tennyson)
Giving human characteristics to a non-human entity. eg. "...the valour glittered fiercely" (Rita Joe)