the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem. It may have a regular beat or it may be varied within the poem to fit different moods or to emphasize certain words
the repetition of a syllable sound.
concrete words of details that appeal to the senses of sight, sound, touch, smell and taste, or internal feelings.
the associations and added meanings surrounding a word that are not part of its literal meaning
the exact dictionary meaning of a word
an author's expressed attitude toward the subject. Conveyed through the author's choice of words ad details describing settings, portraying characters and preserving events
a comparison in which the word "like"or "as" is used to compare to unlike things
a figure of speech that involves a comparison between to unlike things and that does not use the words "like" or "as"
the repeated consonant sounds occurring at the beginning of words or within words. Used to create melody, establish mood and call attention to important words
a figure of speech in which human characteristics are assigned to non-human things
the use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning. For example, "buzz" "hiss"
a group of lines in a poem, usually four or more, forming a division in a poem
the insight or message that an author conveys in a piece of writing
the repetition of vowel sounds within words
a poem that has a single speaker, short stanzas and expresses a a deeply felt thought or emotion
words or phrases used in such a way as to suggest more than just their usual, dictionary meanings
poetry that does not have a fixed rhythm, rhyme, meter or line length