A kind of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery designed to appeal to our emotions and imagination.
repetition of initial consonant sounds
the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
repetition of similar vowel sounds
occurs at the end of lines
comparison using like or as
anything that stands for or represents something else
a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as - when you say something is something else
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
An indirect, less offensive or nice way of saying something that is considered unpleasant
a poem usually addressed to a particular person, object or event that has stimulated deep and noble feelings in the poet
a kind of humorous verse of five lines, in which the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines, which are shorter, form a rhymed couplet
a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons.
three line stanza
a word that imitates the sound it represents
a four line stanza
5 line stanza
a stanza with seven lines
8 line stanza
a pair of rhyming lines
two words that sound similar at the end; repetition of sounds at the end of words
near rhyme, half rhyme, slant rhyme
a rhyme in which the sounds are similar, but not exact, as in home and come or close and lose.
foot in poetry
the basic unit of verse meter consisting of many various fixed combinations or groups of stressed and unstressed or long and short syllables
number and type of beats in a poem
rhyming two words within a single line of poetry
The dictionary definition of a word
repetition of vowel sounds
a song or songlike poem that tells a story
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
the opposite between what might be expected and what actually occurs
an expression in which two words that contradict each other are joined
a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
a short poem of songlike quality
Writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid.
the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device
the pattern of end rhymes in a poem
a poem with a shape that suggests its subject.
a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme