study of poetic meter
the regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem
poetry without an identifiable meter
unrhymed iambic pentameter
basic unit of meter
one foot per line
two feet per line
three feet per line
four feet per line
five feet per line
six feet per line
seven feet per line
eight feet per line
unstressed and then stressed
stressed and then unstressed
a blending or intermingling of senses in description
Repetition of the beginning consonant sounds of neighboring words within a line
The relatively close use of the same or similar vowel sounds, but with different end consonants
The close repetition of the same end consonants, but with differing vowel sounds coming before.
A rhyme between the last word or syllable of one line of poetry with the last word or syllable of another line.
Also called middle rhyme, a rhyme occurring within the line. The rhyme may be with two (or more) words within the lines, or with a word in the line and the word at the end.
A musical quality produced by the repetition of stress and unstressed syllables (meter) or by the repetition of words and phrases or even whole lines or sentences
A measure of rhythm in a poem, organized into groups of syllables at regular intervals in a line of poetry.
The continuation of the sense of a sentence or phrase beyond the end of a line.
Shows emphasis, catches reader's eye, maintains order and form of poem, sounds different.
Poetry that doesn't rhyme or have a regular meter or rhythm.
The repetition of sound, syllables, words, phrases, lines, and sound patterns
Repetition establishes cycles of expectation for the reader and emphasizes things that are important to the poem.
Words in a literary work that are designed to create images in your mind. Auditory (sounds) images, tactile (touch) images, and visual images are all created with words in poetry.
Comparison of two unlike things
A comparison that suggests that one thing is the same or another; metaphors often use a being verb, like "is" or "was," to equate the two things
A comparison of two things that uses like or as to make the comparison
Both things being compared are always in the line.
Words that imitate sounds,like whispering, clang, and sizzle; any word whose suggestive of its meaning
Human characteristics are given to an animal, object, or idea
A type of metaphor in which distinctive human characteristics are given to an animal, object, or idea
- Honesty, emotion
the use of pleasant, harmonious sounds
the use of harsh, unpleasant sounds