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Consonant sounds repeated at the beginning of words


a reference in a literary work to something famous

approximate rhyme

imperfect rhyme, close rhyme, near rhyme


a type of alliteration in which repeated vowel sounds are in a line or lines of poetry


a song or song like poem that rhymes


a type of alliteration in which the repeated consonant sounds are anywhere in the word


a two line stanza

end rhyme

a word at the end of one line thymes with the word at the end of the other line

Free verse poetry

no repeating patterns of syllables, no rhyme, conversational, modern


language that appeals to the senses

internal rhyme

a word inside a line rhymes with another word on the same line


a group of words on one line of a poem

lyric poem

a short poem in the first person point of view that expresses emotion, idea, or describes a scene


a direct comparison of to unlike things


a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables

narrative poem

a poem that tells a story


words that immitate the sounds they name


an objuct, something natural, or an animal is given life-like qualities


a sound, word phrase or line repeated regularly in a poem

rhyme scheme

a pattern of a rhyme (usually end rhyme, but not alwas) ; this pattern is shown with letters


can be created by meter, rhyme, alliteration, and refrain


a comparison of two things using like, as, than or resembles


the narrator of a poem


a group of lines arranged together


a person, place, or thing, or event that has meaning in itself also represents something else

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