the most common form of rhyme in poetry; the rhyme comes at the end of the lines.
Rhyme that occurs within the same line of poetry
Example: Ah, I distinctly remember, it was in the bleak december...
A writer's choice of words, phrases, sentence structures, and figurative language, which combine to help create meaning. Can be formal, middle, or informal.
The dictionary meaning of a word
Example: Home-one's place of residence
Associations and implications that go beyond the literal meaning of a word, which derive from how the word has been commonly used and the associations people make with it. For example, the word eagle connotes ideas of liberty and freedom that have little to do with the word's literal meaning.
There's no place like home OR Home is where the heart is.
A term referring to the use of a word that resembles the sound it denotes. Buzz, rattle, bang, and sizzle all reflect onomatopoeia.
Buzz and Sizzle
the repetition of the same consonant sounds in a sequence of words, usually at the beginning of a word or stressed syllable: "descending dew drops"; "luscious lemons."
Deep into the darkness
A common figure of speech that makes an explicit comparison between two things by using words such as like, as, than, appears, and seems: "A sip of Mrs. Cook's coffee is like a punch in the stomach."
A sip of Mrs. Gideon's coffee is like a punch in the stomach.
a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things, without using the word like or as.
Love is a rose
A form of metaphor in which human characteristics are attributed to nonhuman things.
The flowers begged for water
a measurement of the beats or rhythmic stresses of poetry
The metrical unit by which a line of poetry is measured.
a line would have 5 feet of iambs, which is an unstressed and then stressed syllable.
If you would put the key inside the lock
2 syllables, unstressed, stressed (attempt, idea)
a line, or part of a line, that is repeated in the course of a poem, sometimes with slight changes and usually at the end of each stanza.
Two consecutive lines of poetry that usually rhyme and have the same meter. A heroic couplet is a couplet written in rhymed iambic pentameter.