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fictitious name used by an author
a rhyme between similar sounding words but do not sound exactly the same.
words that rhyme exactly
the "paragraph" of poetry
two rhyming lines
three lines of poetry that are rhymed or unrhymed
a stanza or complete poem consisting of four lines.
a complete five-line poem.
a pattern of words that rhyme at the end of each line. Notation for rhyme scheme is by letter, "ABABCDCDEFEFGG" is the rhyme scheme of a sonnet.
The voice behind the poem. The person we imagine speaking the poem. NOT the author.
the attitude toward the subject. Tone can set the mood of the poem. Could be happy, sad, angry, etc.
A word or group of words that represents a specific noun; eg. Abraham Lincoln, Chicago, The Declaration of Independence.
a figure of speech that grants human characteristics to an animal or inanimate object.
words that conjure an image in the reader's mind.
the repetition of a chosen grammatical form within a sentence. By making each compared item or idea in your sentence follow the same grammatical pattern, you create a parallel construction.
The repetition of consonant (c, d, k, m are examples of consonants) sounds at the beginning of words or syllables.
The repetition of vowel (a, e, i, o, u) sounds in word.
Poetry written in free form and without an obvious structure.
The repetition of a consonant sound anywhere in words or syllables.
Words or groups of words that exaggerate or alter the usual meanings of the component words.
The use of obvious or intentional exaggeration for special effect.
A line of poetry with 5 iambic feet (iambic foot = a weak syllable followed by a strong syllable)
A rhyming, humorous, and often nonsensical five-line poem that follows a prescribed rhyme scheme.
Words or groups of words that do not deviate from their defined meaning.
A figure of speech in which something is spoken of as though it is something else (without using "like" or "as")
The use of words that imitate sounds.
A repeated line or group of lines in a poem or song, usually for suspense or to emphasize the theme.
A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two subjects using "like" or "as."
A fixed verse form of poetry consisting of 14 lines that are typically 5-foot iambics rhyming according to a prescribed rhyme scheme.
an object, character, or event that stands for something else.
A central message or insight into life revealed by a literary work that is usually not directly stated.
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