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Poetry terms

Assonance

repetition of vowel sounds

Alliteration

repetition of consonant sounds

end rhyme

rhyming words at the end of lines

internal rhyme

rhyme within a line

meter

rythem of poetry determined by number and length of feet in a line

caesura

a pause or break within a line of poetry

verse

a stanza of poetry, or it can mean poetry in general

iambic pentameter

A line of poetry that contains five iambic feet.

accent

prominence of a syllable

blank verse

unrhymed iambic pentameter

free verse

poetry without a set form or meter

sonnet

a 14 line poem usually written in iambic pentameter

couplet

two successive lines of a verse, forming a unit

Epigram

Short poem dealing with a single subject

Figure of speech

Form of expression

Hyperbole

Obvious exaggeration

Limerick

A five line verse or a series of such verses in which the subject matter tends to be lighthearted

Metaphor

comparison not using like or as

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