Poems that tell stories, such as epics, ballads, metrical romances, and dramatic monologues.
Refers to words that sound mimics their meaning, such as "whoosh", "woof", "splat" or "clack".
This figure of speech places contradictory words of expressions side by side.
An assertion concering two elements that appear to be incompatible or contradictory. Three types of paradox exist, semantic, actual contradictions in nature, and spiritual belief of miracle.
A literary parasite, it can only exist by taking its subject and style from another work and reusing it for humor, mockery and sometimes, criticism.
Creates concepts, emotions, inmate objects, and animals as if they were intelligent beings in their own right.
Poetry written in prose instead of using verse but preserving poetic qualities such as heightened imagery and emotional effects.
A rhyme coming at the end of a line of verse.
Rhyme occurring within a line of poetry instead of or in addition to rhyme at the end of the line.
Same spelling, but different pronunciation, as in grave and have.
Rhyme in which either the vowels or the consonants of stressed syllables are identical, as in eyes, light OR years, yours.
The repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words.
The regular recurrence of a meaningful speech. In poetry, these speech sounds include stress, syllable length, and syllable number per line.
Either a type of literary work or tone in literary work. Intended to expose and ridicule vice ,corruption, folly, short-sightedness, pretense, hypocrisy and bias. Goal is to encourage a change for the public good.
This term includes any of several systems for analyzing the rhythm of poetry by distinguishing metrical units. The metrical units consist of stress patterns, patterns of long and short syllables, breath lengths, or the number of syllables per line of poetry.