The repetition of consonant sounds, especially at the beginning of words. "Fetched fresh, as I suppose, off some wood"
The repetition of similar vowel sounds in a sentence or a line of poetry. "I rose and told him of my woe"
The associations called up by a word that goes beyond its dictionary meaning
A pair of rhymed lines that may or may not constitute a separate stanza in a poem
The dictionary meaning of a word
The selection of words in a literary work
a form of language use in which writers and speakers convey something other than the literal meaning of their words
a metrical unit composed of stressed and unstressed syllables
poetry without a regular pattern of meter or rhyme
an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one
a concrete representation of a sense, impression, feeling or idea
The pattern of related comparative aspects of language, particularly of images in a literary work
A type of poem characterized by brevity, compression and the expression of feeling
A comparison between essentially unlike things without an explicitly comparative word such as like or as
the measured pattern of rhythmic accents in poems
a poem that tells a story
the voice and implied speaker of a fictional work, to be distinguished from the actual living author
an eight line unit, which may constitute a stanza, or a section of a poem
a long, stately poem in stanzas of varied length, meter and form. usually a serious poem on an exalted subject
the use of words to imitate the sounds they describe
a four-line stanza in a poem
the matching of final vowel or consonant sounds in two or more words
the recurrence of accent or stress in lines of verse
a six line unit of verse constituting a stanza or section of a poem; the last six lines of an italian sonnet
a figure of speech involving a comparison between unlike things using like, as or as though. "My love is like a rose"
a fourteen-line poem in iambic pantameter
a division or unit of a poem that is repeated in the same form--either with similar or identical patterns or rhyme and meter variations
an object or action in a literary work that means more than itself, that stands for something beyond itself
the implied attitude of a writer toward the subject and characters of a work
a nineteen-line lyric poem that relies heavily on repetition
The first and third lines alternate throughout the poem, which in six stanzas- five tercets and a concluding quatrain.