Poetry Vocab

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iamb

a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables

trochee

a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed syllables

end rhyme

Rhyme that occurs at the end of two or more lines of poetry

slant rhyme

Words that almost rhyme

internal rhyme

when two words in the same line rhyme

consonance

repetition of consonant sounds

assonance

repetition of vowel sounds

alliteration

use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse

Couplet

two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme

Quatrain

a stanza of four lines

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