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A kind of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery designed to appeal to our emotions and imagination.
a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as - when you say something is something else
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
a poem usually addressed to a particular person, object or event that has stimulated deep and noble feelings in the poet
a kind of humorous verse of five lines, in which the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines, which are shorter, form a rhymed couplet
a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons.
near rhyme, half rhyme, slant rhyme
a rhyme in which the sounds are similar, but not exact, as in home and come or close and lose.
foot in poetry
the basic unit of verse meter consisting of many various fixed combinations or groups of stressed and unstressed or long and short syllables
Writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid.
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