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Metonymy
Metonymy

Metonymy ( / m ɨ ˈ t É' n ɨ m i / mi- TONN -É™-mee ) is a figure of speech in which a thing or concept is called not by its own nam...

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Simile
Simile

A simile ( / ˈ s ɪ m ə l i / ) is a figure of speech that directly compares two things through the explicit use of connecting words (suc...

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Metaphor
Metaphor

A metaphor is a figure of speech that identifies something as being the same as some unrelated thing, for rhetorical effect, thus highlight...

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Poetic diction
Poetic diction

Poetic diction is the term used to refer to the linguistic style, the vocabulary, and the metaphors used in the writing of poetry. In the W...

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Irony
Irony

Irony (from Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία (eirōneía) , meaning "dissimulation, feigned ignorance"), in its broadest sense, is...

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Ambiguity
Ambiguity

Ambiguity is an attribute of any concept, idea, statement or claim whose meaning, intention or interpretation cannot be definitively resolv...

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Incantation
Incantation

An incantation or enchantment is a charm or spell created using words. An incantation may take place during a ritual, either a hymn or pra...

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Music
Music

This article is about music as a form of art. For history see articles for History of music and Music history. Music is an art form who...

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Rhythm
Rhythm

Rhythm (from Greek ῥυθμός, rhythmos , "any regular recurring motion, symmetry" (Liddell and Scott 1996)) generally means a...

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Onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia

An onomatopoeia ( / ËŒ É' n ɵ m æ t É™ ˈ p i É™ / , / - m É'ː t - / , or chiefly NZ / - ˈ p eɪ É™ / ,  pronunciation (US)  ...

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Alliteration
Alliteration

Alliteration is a stylistic literary device identified by the repeated sound of the first consonant in a series of multiple words, or the r...

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Assonance
Assonance

Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming within phrases or sentences, and together with alliteration and cons...

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Rhyme
Rhyme

A rhyme is a repetition of similar sounds (or the same sound) in two or more words, most often in the final syllables of lines in poems and...

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Line (poetry)
Line (poetry)

A line is a unit of language into which a poem or play is divided, which operates on principles which are distinct from and not necessarily...

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Song
Song

In music, a song is a composition for voice performed by singing or alongside musical instruments. A choral or vocal song may be accompanie...

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Rhetoric
Rhetoric

Rhetoric (pronounced / ˈ r ɛ t ə r ɪ k / ) is the art of discourse, an art that aims to improve the capability of writers or speakers t...

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Poetics (Aristotle)
Poetics (Aristotle)

Aristotle's Poetics (Greek: Περὶ ποιητικῆς , Latin: De Poetica ; c. 335 BCE) is the earliest surviving work of dramatic ...

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Aristotle
Aristotle

Aristotle ( / ˈ æ r ɪ ËŒ s t É' t É™l / ; Greek: Ἀριστοτέλης [aristotélɛːs] , AristotélÄ"s ; 384 â€" 322...

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Odyssey
Odyssey

The Odyssey ( / ˈ É' d É™ s i / ; Greek: Ὀδύσσεια , Odýsseia ) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Ho...

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Iliad
Iliad

The Iliad ( / ˈ ɪ l i ə d / ;, Ancient Greek: Ἰλιάς , Ilias , sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium ) is a...

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Homer
Homer

"Homer", "Homeric", and "Homerus" redirect here. For other uses, see Homer (disambiguation), Homeric (disambig...

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Gathas
Gathas

The Gathas ( / ˈ É¡ É'ː t É™ z , - t É'ː z / ; Avestan: Gāθās ) are 17 hymns believed to have been composed by Zarathusthra ...

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Zoroastrianism
Zoroastrianism

Zoroastrianism / ËŒ z É'r oÊŠ ˈ æ s t r i É™ n ɪ z É™m / , / - ËŒ z É"r / , also called Zarathustraism , Mazdaism and Magianis...

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Sanskrit literature
Sanskrit literature

Literature in Sanskrit begins with the spoken or sung literature of the Vedas c.3rd to 2nd millennium BCE (Bronze Age India, Indus Valley C...

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Classic of Poetry
Classic of Poetry

The Classic of Poetry , also Shijing or Shih-ching , translated variously as the Book of Songs , Book of Odes , or simply known as the Odes...

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Epic of Gilgamesh
Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia. Dating from the Third Dynasty of Ur (circa 2100 BC), it is often regarded a...

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Sumerian language
Sumerian language

Sumerian ( ð'…´ð'‚  EME.G̃IR 15 "native tongue") is the language of ancient Sumer, which was spoken in southern Mesopo...

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Meaning (linguistics)
Meaning (linguistics)

In linguistics, meaning is what the source or sender expresses, communicates, or conveys in their message to the observer or receiver, and ...

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Metre (poetry)
Metre (poetry)

In poetry, metre ( meter in American spelling) is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse. Many traditional verse forms ...

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Sound symbolism
Sound symbolism

In linguistics, sound symbolism , phonesthesia or phonosemantics is the idea that vocal sounds or phonemes carry meaning in and of themsel...

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Phonaesthetics
Phonaesthetics

Phonaesthetics (from the Greek: φωνή phōnÄ" , "voice-sound"; and αἰσθητική aisthÄ"tikÄ" , "a...

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Language
Language

Language is the human ability to acquire and use complex systems of communication, and a language is any specific example of such a system...

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Aesthetics
Aesthetics

Aesthetics ( / É› s ˈ θ É› t ɪ k s / ; also spelled æsthetics and esthetics also known in Greek as Î'ισθητική) is a branc...

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Literary magazine
Literary magazine

A literary magazine is a periodical devoted to literature in a broad sense. Literary magazines usually publish short stories, poetry and es...

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Sociology of literature
Sociology of literature

The sociology of literature is a subfield of the sociology of culture. It studies the social production of literature and its social implic...

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Literary theory
Literary theory

Literary theory in a strict sense is the systematic study of the nature of literature and of the methods for analyzing literature. However,...

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Literary criticism
Literary criticism

Literary criticism is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature. Modern literary criticism is often influenced by literary th...

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List of poetry awards
List of poetry awards

This is a list of awards that are, or have been, given out to writers of poetry, either for a specific poem, collection of poems, or body of...

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List of literary awards
List of literary awards

This is a list of literary awards from around the world. This list is not intended to be complete, and is instead a list of those literary ...

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Lists of writers
Lists of writers

The following are lists of writers : Lists by name A â€" B â€" C â€" D â€" E â€" F â€" G â€" H â€&q...

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Lists of books
Lists of books

This is a summary of lists of books that have articles on Wikipedia, organized by various criteria. For listing of bibliographies on Wikipe...

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History of modern literature
History of modern literature

The history of literature in the Modern period in Europe begins with the Age of Enlightenment and the conclusion of the Baroque period in th...

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History of literature
History of literature

The history of literature is the historical development of writings in prose or poetry which attempts to provide entertainment, enlightenme...

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Glossary of literary terms
Glossary of literary terms

The following is a list of literary terms ; that is, those words used in discussion, classification, criticism, and analysis of poetry, nove...

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Outline of literature
Outline of literature

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to literature : Literature â€" prose, written or oral, includi...

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Prose
Prose

Prose is a form of language that exhibits a grammatical structure and a natural flow of speech rather than a rhythmic structure (as in trad...

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Book
Book

A book is a set of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of ink, paper, parchment, or other materials, usually fastened toge...

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Play (theatre)
Play (theatre)

A play is a form of literature written by a playwright, usually consisting of scripted dialogue between characters, intended for theatrical...

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Performance
Performance

A performance , in performing arts, generally comprises an event in which a performer or group of performers behave in a particular way for ...

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