the repetition of identical or similar consonant sounds, normally at the beginnings of words. "Peter Piper picked"
a reference in a work of literature to a well-known historical event, person, or literature: "D'oh," Homer Simpson
addressing an abstract quality, or a nonexistent person. "Oh Love, why are you so cruel?"
the repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds. "Acid acts"
unrhymed iambic pentameter.
a harsh, unpleasant combination of sounds or tones: "Twas brillig, and the slithy toves"
a pause, usually near the middle of a line of verse: "This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England"
the repetition of similar consonant sounds in a group of words when it is not the initial letter. "The tide rises, the tide falls"
a two-line stanza, usually with end-rhymes the same.
word choice conveys connotation: "juice" vs. "grease"
a poem about death or another sad theme.
a line with a pause at the end.
"glooming peace this morning with it brings.
The sun for sorrow will not show his head."
the continuation of a line topic from one line of poetry to the next.
"I am not prone to weeping, as our sex
Commonly are; the want of which vain dew"
a comparison which is carried throughout a stanza or an entire poem with out using like or as
rhyme that appears correct from spelling, but is a different pronunciation: "soul/all"
writing that uses figures of speech (as opposed to literal language) such as metaphor, personification, and simile.
poetry which is not rhymed or written in a traditional meter but can still be rhythmical.
when the opposite of what you would expect occurs: Fahrenheit 451
rhyme that occurs within a line, rather than at the end: "Right after tonight is when I prepare"
a comparison is expressed without "as," "like," or "than."
the repetition of a regular rhythm in a line of poetry.
an eight-line stanza
a form of paradox that combines a pair of contrary terms into a single expression: "palm to palm is holy palmer's kiss"
a similar grammatical structure within a line or lines of poetry
gives inanimate objects or abstract ideas human characteristics: "the trees danced"
a play on words that are identical or similar in sound but have diff. meanings: "soul/ sole"
a four-line stanza with any combination of rhymes
a group of words forming a phrase or sentence and consisting of one or more lines repeated at intervals in a poem, usually at the end of a stanza
words that sound the same at the end or middle of a line of poetry
a system for describing the meter of a poem by identifying the number and the type(s) of feet per line
comparing two objects, usually with "like," "as," or "than."
normally a fourteen-line iambic pentameter poem. It usually presents a dilemma and solution
a grouping of lines
the characteristic manner of expression of an author
something that is simultaneously itself and a sign of something else: "dove"="peace"
The ordering of words into patterns or sentences. Always read your poem to the punctuation if there is any!!!
the main thought expressed by a work. In poetry, it is the abstract concept which is made concrete through its representation in person, action, and image in the work
the attitude of the speaker towards their subject
the opposite of hyperbole. It is a kind of irony that deliberately represents something as being much less than it really is.
words in a work that depict hearing: "birds chirp"
words in a work that depict taste: "salty"
words in a work that depict touch: "sticky"
words in a work that depict sight: "radiant"
words in a work that depict smell: "acrid"
a unit of accented and unaccented syllables