clarifies or explains an unfamiliar concept or object by comparing it with one that is similar
repetition of vowel sounds
a fanciful expression, usually in the form of an extended metaphor or surprising analogy between seemingly dissimilar objects
a mournful poem, esp. one lamenting the dead
the continuation of meaning, without pause or break, from one line of poetry to the next
a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
the repetition of consonant sounds within or at the end of a word, e.g., east, west, best, test, trust, burst
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
a rhyme between words in the same line
highly musical verse that expresses the observations and feelings of a single speaker
approximate (near, off, slant) rhyme
rhymes that are close but not exact: lap/shape, glorious/nefarious.
a poem usually addressed to a particular person, object or event that has stimulated deep and noble feelings in the poet
a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)
a stanza of four lines
Fourteen-line lyric poem that is usually written in iambic pentameter and that has one of several rhyme schemes.
a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
something that stands for something else
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
highly structured poem consisting of six stanzas: five tercets (stanza of 3 lines) and a quatrain; first and third line are repeated throughout
6 six-line stanzas ending with tercet (stanza of 3 lines); last words of each line in 1st stanza are repeated as last words in next stanza
a moment of sudden revelation or insight
the word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers.
a figure of speech in which one directly addresses an absent or imaginary person, or some abstraction
movement from one idea or a particular tone to another
a humorous play on words, ex. "I do it for the pun of it."