Language chosen and arranged to create A specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rhythm.
The use of language to evoke a picture or a concrete sensation of a person, thing, place, or experience.
the manner in which something is expressed in words
Writing or speech that is used to create vivid impressions by setting up comparisons between dissimilar things, [examples are metaphor, simile, and personification.
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as?
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes.
the overall emotion created by a work of literature.
The attitude of the author toward the audience and characters (e.g., serious or humorous).
Identical or very similar recurring final sounds in words usually at the end of lines of a poem.
the pattern of rhyme in a poem.
a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry.
the arrangement of words alternating stressed and unstressed syllables.
using words that imitate the sound they denote.
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse.
the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words.
the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words.
a group of lines in a poem
a type of poem that is meant to be sung and is both lyric and narrative in nature.
Verse written in unrhymed iambic pentameter, where each line usually contains ten syllables and every other syllable is stressed.
Repeated stanza, refrain throughout a song or poem
a pair of rhyming lines.
a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds.
consists of lines of poetry that do not have a regular rhythm and do not rhyme.
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.
The most common verse line in English and American poetry, a line of poetry that contains five iambic feet; an iamb is a foot consisting of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented syllable.
poetry that expresses that poet's thoughts and feelings
poetry that tells a story
a stanza of four lines.
The repetition of one or more phrases or lines at definite intervals in a poem, usually at the end of a stanza.
a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme.