poetry written without a regular rhyme scheme, meter, or form
a short poem that directly expresses the poet's thoughts and emotions in a musical way
a poem that tells a story. Usually includes characters, plot, theme, and conflict.
language that goes beyond the words' literal meanings. Includes simile, metaphor, idiom
a type of figurative language where poets give an animal, object, or idea human qualities, such as the ability to hear, feel, talk, and make decisions.
a common phrase made up of words that can't be understood by their literal, or ordinary meanings.
language that creates pictures or images in your mind. Usually appeals to the five senses—touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight.
repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of the word. Gives emphasis and a musical quality.
use of words that sound like the noises they describe
when a sound, word, phrase, or line is repeated for effect or emphasis.
repetition of sounds at the end of words
repetition of similar sounds at the end of lines of poetry
use of similar sounds within a line of poetry
a repeated regular pattern of rhymes usually found at the end of lines
is the musical quality created by a pattern of beats or a series of stressed and unstressed syllables
a reference to a famous person, place, or event
a rhymed pair of lines in a poem
a figure of speech where the truth exaggerated for humorous effect
the regular pattern of accented and unaccented syllables
the voice that talks to the reader in a poem; not necessarily the poet
repetition of a consonant sound anywhere in a word