English Poetic Terms

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English poetic terms

Assonance

A repeating vowel sound

Alliteration

A repeating of the first consonant sound

Simile

Comparing two things using the words like and as

Personification

making an inanimate have human qualities

Metaphor

Comparing two things.

allusion

an indirect reference

consonance

A repeating of a consonant sound.

free verse

poetry that doesn't rhyme

hyperbole

exaggeration for effect, not to be taken literally

internal rhyme

rhymed words in one line of poetry

onomatopoeia

words that sound how they mean

oxymoron

the combination of opposite ideas

prose

language or writing that is not poetry

rhyme scheme

the pattern of end rhymes in a poem

stanza

a poetic paragraph, poetry grouping of lines

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