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the repetition of syllables, typically at the end of a verse line
a strong, regular, repeated pattern in verse established by the intervals between stressed syllables
a grouping of lines separated from others in a poem
the repetition of initial stressed, consonant sounds in a series of words within a phrase or verse line
elements of a poem that invoke any of the five senses to create a set of mental images
a comparison that is made directly without pointing out a similarity by using words such as "like," "as," or "than"
a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, using "like" or "as"
a figure of speech in which the poet describes an abstraction, a thing, or a nonhuman form as if it were a person
a phrase or line repeated at intervals within a poem, especially at the end of a stanza
figures of speech such as metaphors, similes and allusions that go beyond the literal meanings of the words to be more effective, persuasive, and impactful and give readers new insights.
rhyme within a single line of verse, or between internal phrases across multiple lines
lines ending with words that sound the same
nonmetrical, nonrhyming lines that closely follow the natural rhythms of speech
a brief, intentional reference to a historical, mythic, or literary person, place, event, or movement
the poet's attitude toward the writing (his characters, the situation) and the readers, set by the poem's vocabulary, meter, syntax, use of figurative language, and rhyme
the feeling the reader gets from reading the poem
the controlling idea of a poem that is set by key words and phrases that identify the poet's subject and his attitude or feeling about it
wordplay that uses homonyms (two different words that are spelled identically) to deliver two or more meanings at the same time
a figure of speech composed of a striking exaggeration
a figure of speech that brings together contradictory words for effect
the physical structure of the poem: the length of the lines, their rhythms, their system of rhymes and repetition