the repetition of identical consonant sounds, most often in the beginning of words in close proximity. The cute cat was cautious about meeting us.
the repetition of identical vowel sounds in different words in close proximity. Example-- Deep green sea.
An outcome of events contrary to what was expected.
Obvious or intentional exaggeration
The representation of a thing or abstraction in the form of a person.
the repetition of identical concluding syllables in different words
an arrangement of a certain number of lines, usually four or more, sometimes having a fixed length, meter, or rhyme scheme, forming a division of a poem.
A figure of speech in which two unlike things are compared
A figure of speech by which a locution procedures an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect.
Representing things by symbols.
the port uses neither fixed matter nor regular rhyme
the poems number of lines, stanzaic arrangement, meter, and rhyme scheme are predetermined by convention
the poem consists of a series of stanzas usually of the same length. It includes a regular rhythm and often a rhyme scheme
the poets speaker or attitude toward the poem, the subject matter, the reader, himself or herself.
A metaphor or parable. Usually something not mentioned in earlier text that the author expects the reader to already know.
in the poems central message--its general statement about life or people
The formation of a word by imitation of a sounds made by or associated with its referent. Such as Cuckoo or Boom.
forms of poetry
free verse, continuous, stanzaic patterns, anf dixed forms
overtones the word carries versus the literal meaning
A figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance.
The formation of mental images of things.
To show beforehand
The use of a word or phrase to emphasize or suggest its different meanings.
the partial or total identity of consonants in words whose main vowels differ. Example—shadow meadow; presses passed; sipped supped.
deliberate underplay or undervaluing to create emphasis