Language that goes beyond the ordinary meaning of words. Figurative language is different from literal language in that the former uses all kinds of techniques including metaphor, simile, and so on to get its message across whilst the latter (literal) uses straightforward factual language. Figurative speech is desirable for novel writing because it is more interesting but literal is more appropriate in an official document and in academic writing.
Non-literal or figurative language refers to words, and groups of words, that exaggerate or alter the usual meanings of the component words.
why do poets use sound effects?
At times, the difference between poetry and prose is indistinct. However, prose is generally constructed in sentences and poetry is constructed in stanzas.
It explicitly compares things using phrases such as similar to or as if. -apex
Synecdoche is a type of metonymy
slant rhyme is quieter and subtler
It has come to represent love.
Poetry that does not conform to a traditional structure
To create forward motion
The moon was a bread crust in the sky or the loud music exploded in my ear
to catch the reader's attention and make certain words stand out
A figure of speech that refers to a whole by its part
The school adopted a new policy
It compares the experience of one sense to another sense
The repetition of vowel sounds - APEX
Examples of metaphors using concrete and abstract nouns:
the allusion will seem ironic or absurd
Words' connotations affect the reader's overall understanding of the writing.
The ideas the poem expresses
it will read as serious or somber. -apex
Word choice is important in both poetry and prose, but in poetry, each word stands out and should be the "best word" possible. The order of those words plays an important part too!