Poetry terms

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anaphora

repetition of words at the beginning of two or more lines

assonance

repetition of vowel sounds with words that are close to each other (poetry)

consonance

repetition of internal/ending consonant sounds in words close together (poetry)

couplet

a pair of rhyming lines (adjacent)

diction

careful choice of words employed by the poet

enjambment

when a phrase or sentence carries over to the other line, often speeding up the pace of the poem

free verse

poetry without a regular meter or a rhyming scheme

lyric poem

a poem that expresses personal feelings

metaphor

comparison between two unlike things in which one is said to be another thing

narrative poem

a poem that tells a story

onomatopoeia

use of words whose sounds echo their sense

personification

figure of speech in which nonhuman/nonliving things are given human-like traits

refrain

group of words repeated at intervals in a poem, song, or speech

simile

a comparison between two unlike things using like, as, or than

sonnet

(english tradition) poem of 14 lines of iambic pentameter arranged into 3 quadrants and a couplet

stanza

a unit it of lines dividing the poem (often containing 3, 4, or 5 lines)

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