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repetition of initial consonant sounds
a reference in a literary work to something famous
rhyme in which the final sounds of words are similar but not identical also know as imperfect rhyme, close rhyme, near rhyme.
a type of alliteration in which repeated vowel sounds can be identified in a line or lines of poetry
the intended reader of a piece of literature
a type of alliteration in which the repeated consonant sounds are anywhere in the words
Rhyme that occurs at the end of two or more lines of poetry
a metaphor which extends over several lines or an entire poem
non-literal expressions to get across certain ideas more vividly
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
an expression in which the literal meaning of the words is not the meaning of the expression
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
a comparison is hinted but not clearly stated
a word inside a line rhymes with another word on the same line
the place where the poet breaks a line of poetry
a figure of speech comparing two unlike things without using like or as
the overall emotion created by a work of literature
the use of words that imitate sounds
a type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics
the freedom to change words or invent new ones, rearrange the normal order of words, and omit understood phrases in order to create a certain mood/ special meaning
a sound, word, phrase or line repeated in a poem
Repeating a word or phrase within a poem
repetition of end sounds
the pattern of rhymes in a poem
the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements
a comparison using like or as
rhyme in which the vowel sounds are nearly, but not exactly the same (ie "stress" and "kiss") sometimes called half-rhyme, near rhyme, or partial rhyme
the person speaking in the poem, like the narrator in prose - not always the poet
a group of lines in a poem
things that stand for something else
the underlying meaning of a poem, the idea/message/intent presented by the author
The attitude of the author toward the audience and characters (e.g., serious or humorous).