use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
a technique by which a writer addresses an inanimate object, an idea, or a person who is either dead or absent.
the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words
Creating long lists for poetic or rhetorical effect
concluding section of a musical or literary composition; something that rounds out, summarizes or concludes;
a stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse
a writer's or speaker's choice of words
a metaphor which extends over several lines or an entire poem
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
the reversal of the normal order of words
a word that imitates the sound it represents
the use of a series of words, phrases, or sentences that have similar grammatical form
a play on words, often achieved through the use of words with similar sounds but different meanings
A stanza or group of four lines of poetry
The process of measuring the stresses in a line of verse in order to determine the metrical pattern of the line.
rhyme in which the vowel sounds are nearly, but not exactly the same (i.e. the words "stress" and "kiss"); sometimes called half-rhyme, near rhyme, or partial rhyme
The attitude of the author toward the audience and characters (e.g., serious or humorous).
poetry that expresses that poet's thoughts and feelings
Poetry in which one or more characters speak.
poetry that tells a story