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a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry; it is determined by the number of unstressed and stressed syllables in a line
writing or speech not meant to be interpreted literally; used to create vivid images and comparisons
a unit of meter that is also called a foot. It consists of one unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable.
a type of meter that has five iambs per line. (remember that an iamb contains two syllables and so Iambic Pentameter will have 10 syllables per line.)
A poem that has fourteen lines that is written in iambic pentameter and has a specific rhyme scheme.
a combination of words that seem to contradict each other: Deafening Silence, Alone in a crowd, the bright night
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