31 pages 1 hour read

Frank O'Hara

Ave Maria

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1964

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Literary Device Answers

1. B. Enjambment is a literary device that keeps a sentence running from one line of poetry to the next, often infusing the sentence with a new or surprising meaning.

2. C. Anaphora is a literary device that begins successive clauses or sentences with the same words to create a sense of rhythm: “they won’t hate you / they won’t criticize you they won’t know.”

3. A. Consonance is a literary device that uses repeated consonant sounds to imitate rhyme in a subtler and more natural way: “that grows in darkness, embossed by silvery images.

4. C. Colloquialism is an informal word or phrase that represents the slang terminology of a place, time period, or community: “and if somebody does it’ll be sheer gravy.