A poem that tells a story, often of a single historical or legenday person (deals with love and romance)
the repetition in two or more words of the final consonants in stressed syllables
the repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants in two or more stressed syllables
Writing or speech not meant to be interpreted literally; language that uses three figures of speech: metaphor, similie, personification
same as regular metaphor, a subject is spoken or written of as though it were something else. However, an extended metaphor differs from a regular metaphor in that several comparisons are made
a fourteen-line lyric poem; 3 Quatrains and a couplet, usually rhyming
Consists of 3 quatrains and a couplet; a 14 lined poem, usually written in rhymed iambic pentameter, abab cdcd efef gg
a stanza or poem made up of four lines with rhythm and rhyme
the regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem; the rhyme scheme of a poem is indicated by using different letters of the alphabet for each new rhyme
a pair of rhyming lines, usualy in the same length and meter
the pattern of accented and unaccented syllables that form athat basis of the poem's rhythm; meter signifies the number of rhythmic beats, or "feet" in a line and the arrangement of accented and unaccented syllables in each foot.
one unstressed and one stressed syllable ina 5-foot line
poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
verse withoud a regular arrangment of accented and unaccented syllables; it is free of the restrictions of a set rhythmical pattern for each line. However, since free verse poetry is divided into lines, the movement from one line to the next establishes a kind of rhythm.
described in terms of stanza, form, and meter
a reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work. or work of art.
a type of figurative language in which a non-human subject is given human characteristics
descriptive language used to create word pictures
the use of words to imitate sounds or suggest a sound ( whirr, thus, sizzle)
a poem or speech in which a fictional character expresses his or her thoughts and feelings within a developing situation
the repetition of the initial consonant sounds usually at the start of words (sally sells sea shells by the sea shore)
a central message or insight into life
a figure of speech comparing one thing to another without using like or as; one thing is said to be another
a type of poetry that tells a story
a type of poetry that utilizes the techniques of drama; the speaker is clearly someone other than the poet.
when the rhyming words come at the ends of lines
rhyming words appear in the same line in a poem
writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the 5 senses (touch, taste, sight, sound, smell)