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the close repetition of middle vowel sounds between different consonant sounds, usually within a line
without definite pattern or rhyme and often has irregular line length; differs from traditional verse forms
obvious, extravagant exaggeration or overstatement, not intended to be taken literally, but used figuratively to create humor or emphasis
the voice that talks to the reader; may or may not be the voice of the poet and expresses feelings the poet wants to convey
the patterned flow of sound; based on the combination of accent and number of syllables known as meter; brings out musical quality of language and helps to create mood and emphasize ideas
literature in its most intense, most imaginative, and most rythmic forms; words are arranged to create a certain effect
a variety of speech characterized by its own particular grammar or pronunciation, often associated with a particular geographical region
language that describes ordinary things in a new way; writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid.
the similarity of sound between two words; when the sounds of their accented syllables and all succeeding sounds are identical
language that creates visual images for readers and appeals to the reader's sense of sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste
sections or divisions of a poem by grouping lines into a reocurring pattern; lines grouped together
a figure of speech in which human characteristics and sensibilities are attributed to animals, plants, inanimate objections, natural forces, or abstract ideas
repeating of phrases or sentences so that repeated parts are alike in structure and/or meaning; can take many forms
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