use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
a short musical narrative song or poem
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
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.
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
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 figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as
the use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning And intimidates the sound
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms.
giving human qualities to non-human things
the pattern of rhyme formed by the end rhyme in a poem
writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the senses
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with like or as)
an arrangement of a certain number of lines, usually four or more, sometimes having a fixed length, meter, or rhyme scheme, forming a division of a poem.
something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
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