repetition of consonant sounds at the BEGINNING of several words or in a phrase
a reference to another literary work
the deliberate repetition of a phrase or word at the beginning of successive clauses or stanzas
the repetition of the final words of a line at the beginning of the next
a poem that directly addresses a person or thing that is absent
A word or phrase that follow a noun or pronoun for emphasis or clarity
effect created when words with the same vowel are used near each other
effect created when words with the same consonant sound but different vowel sounds are used near each other
the use of consonants characterized by a hissing sound
a list of words or phrases without conjunctions
a poem that employs a meter but not a rhyme scheme
the break in the flow of sound in poetry
a statement consisting of two parallel parts in which the second part is structurally reversed ("Susan walked in, and out rushed Mary.")
a complex and elaborate metaphor
evokes emotions and ideas beyond the literal meaning of the word
the dictionary meaning of the word
the selection of words in a literary work that imply theme, attitude, and values
end stopped line
the end of a phrase on a line
the continuation of a word or phrase over the next line
adjective expressing quality or attribute
a mild or indirect substituted phrase for an embarrassing or blunt expression
the structural components of a poem
a poem without a regular meter or rhyme
a pair of rhyming lines in iambic pentameter
an extreme exaggeration
descriptions used to evoke mood, atmosphere, and tension
an intention, outcome, or meaning opposite of that intended or stated
a comparison between essentially unalike things without the use of the words "like" or "as"
a type of poetry that stresses intellect over emotion (contains a striking comparisons and a persuasive stance)
the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem
a figure of speech in which a closely related term is substituted for an idea or object
when inanimate objects are given human-like qualities
using several conjunctions in close succession(as in 'he ran and jumped and laughed for joy')
the same syllable sounds at the end of 2 or more lines
the metrical analysis of a poem
a comparison involving the words "like" or "as"
the narrator of a poem
the unit of a poem that is repeated in the same form
an object that on the surface is its literal self but also has another meaning
A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole (as hand for sailor), the whole for a part (as the law for police officer), the specific for the general (as cutthroat for assassin), the general for the specific (as thief for pickpocket), or the material for the thing made from it (as steel for sword).
describing one kind of sensation in terms of another ("a loud color", "a sweet sound")
the grammatical order and organization of words, phrases, and clauses within a sentence
the attitude of the writer toward the subject or characters
a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said
the quality of appearing to be true, real, likely, or probable
the structural form of a verse as revealed by scansion
a short poem that focuses on the compression and expression of emotion
a narrative poem made up of four-line stanzas that tends to be directly narrated
a poem usually addressed to a particular person, object or event that has stimulated deep and noble feelings in the poet
a short poem of fixed form, written in tercets, usually five in number, followed by a final quatrain, all being based on two rhymes.
6 six-line stanzas ending with tercet; last words of each line in 1st stanza are repeated as last words in next stanza
14 line poem in iambic pentameter
a brief poem that is often witty
a poem expressing lament for the dead
a poem about dawn; a morning love song; or a poem about the parting of lovers at dawn
related to a literary description of or response to a visual work of art
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