a narrative having a second meaning beneath the surface one - a story with two meanings, a literal meaning and a symbolic meaning.
the repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of words in a phrase.
the repetition of vowel sounds in a line or lines of poetry
a pause or break within a line of poetry (marked with || symbol)
all of the emotions and associations of a particular word ex: Christmas - lights, giving, tree, cookies, family, music, Santa
a two line stanza
writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally, used to state ideas in new ways
extreme exaggeration or overstatement
an expression in which the literal meaning of the words is not the meaning of the expression
description that appeals to any of the senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, action)
a group of words on one line of a poem
Compares two or more unlike things using "is" or "was"
a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
The general emotional feeling a poem generates
a word that imitates a sound.
giving human qualities to a non-living object or animal.
a sound, word, phrase or line repeated regularly in a poem
when a word or a line is repeated in a poem. This is usually done to stress importance.
a pattern of rhyme (usually end rhyme, but not always); this pattern is shown with letters
can be created by meter, rhyme, alliteration and refrain
Compares two or more unlike things using "like" or "as"
techniques used to enhance a poem's mood and meaning
groups of lines in poetry that are separated by space.
a person, place, thing, or event that has meaning in itself also represents something else