A regular pattern of accented and unaccented syllables; where you stress the words
The repetition of the same or similar sounds of syllables, often found at the ends of lines and verses. Such as... "The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still..."
The use of a sound, word or phrase more than once. For example, " I am from the salt and vinegar kettle chips... I am from trips to Notre Dame... I am from jars of spaghetti sauce lining the counter."
The use of a word that imitates the sound it describes
A comparison of two unlike things, using like or as.
comparison between two unlike things with the intent of giving added meaning to one of them. (Love poems often use this type of figurative language such as " you are the stars that brighten my life"
a type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics. "The words of the poem reached out to me"
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse. For example, " The ratty children ran rings around the adults racing after them."
The writer's attitude toward the subject and the reader on a work of literature. The attitude may be serious, joking, sarcastic, frustrated, saddened, etc.
A type of poetry, sometimes rather long, that tells a story.