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Paraphrase

A restatement in different, often similar words

Stanza

A group of lines in a poem that are similar to a paragraph

Assonance

The repetition of vowel sounds within words, such as in "waves of rain"

Traditional

A poem that has rhyming words, stanzas, and similar line lengths

Internal Rhyme

Words within a line of poetry have similar rhyming sounds.

Free Verse

Poetry that is better known for its comparison to everyday speech

Repetition

When verses, words, or phrases within the poem are said a number of times

Rhyme Scheme

When letters of the alphabet represent ending rhyming words on each line

Speaker

the voice that talks to readers

Metaphor

A comparison that says on thing is something else, as in "The sound of the ocean was a friendly voice in my ear."

Alliteration

The repetition of initial consonant sounds, as in "picked pickled peppers."

Personification

Giving human qualities to non-human things.

Symbolism

When something uses a symbol to mean or explain something else.

Rhyme

Refers to the repetition of sounds at the end of words.

Rhythm

the musical quality produced by the repetition of stressed an unstressed syllables

Onomatopoeia

the use of words whose sounds echo their meanings

Alliteration

Sally sold seashells down by the seashore

Assonance

purple curtain

Simile

She was as hot as the sun.

Metaphor

Th boy was a snake

Personification

The trees danced in the wind

Hyperbole

an extreme exaggeration

Hyperbole

I had a million pencils at the beginning of the year, now I only have one.

Alliteration

Green is gold

Assonance

Hear the mellow wedding bells

Simile

Like burnt-out torches by a sick man's bed.

Metaphor

The leaves are little yellow fish swimming in the river

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