the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
a type of alliteration in which repeated vowel sounds are in a line or lines of poetry
A poem written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
a break or pause (usually for sense) in the middle of a verse line
refers to the implied or suggested meanings associated with a word beyond its dictionary definition
A pair of rhymed lines that may or may not constitute a separate stanza in a poem.
The dictionary definition of a word
a writer's or speaker's choice of words
a run-on line of poetry in which logical and grammatical sense carries over from one line into the next
Language that cannot be taken literally since it was written to create a special effect or feeling.
poetry without a regular pattern of meter or rhyme
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
A concrete representation of a sense impression, a feeling, or an idea
The measured pattern of rhythmic accents in poems
substituting the name of one object for another object closely associated with it
eight line stanza
using words that imitate the sound they describe
giving inanimate objects human characteristics
a four line stanza
The recurrence of accent or stress in lines of verse
A six-line unit of verse constituting a stanza or section of a poem; the last six lines of an Italian sonnet.
14 line poem in iambic pentameter
A division or unit of a poem that is repeated in the same form--either with similar or identical patterns or rhyme and meter, or with variations from one stanza to another.
An object or action in a literary work that means more than itself, that stands for something beyond itself
a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole
A figure of speech in which a writer or a speaker deliberately makes a situation seem less important or serious than it is.