The same initial consonant is used in words that are close together.
The repetition of a consonant sound with different vowel sounds in words near each other.
A rhyme that occurs in two or more lines at the end of those lines.
Words and phrases that appeal to one or more of the reader's senses ( touch, taste, smell, sound, and sight ).
The separation of words or phrases into lines, which gives the poem structure and clarifies relationships.
A comparison of two things not using like or as .
The use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning.
Giving human qualities to an animal, object,or idea.
A line or a group of lines repeated in a poem.
A sound, word, or phrase used more than once. This brings certain ideas, sounds, or feeling to the reader's attention.
The pattern of rhymes in a poem. A different letter of the alphbet identifies a new rhyming sound.
A pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables that creates sounds like a song orspunds
Exaggeration for emphasis ( the opposite of understatement).
The poetic version of a paragraph, a division of a poem made by arranging the lines into units separated by a space; traditionally poetic stanza are similar in length to one another and similar in rhyme scheme