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Contrast or discrepancy between expectations and reality; the opposite of what is expected.
A long narrative poem larger than-life hero embodying values of a particular society
A 'paragraph' of poetry; a group of two or more lines that form a unit in a poem.
A form of poetry that tells a story
A form of poetry in a which a single speaker expresses personal thoughts and feelings.
The attitude a writer takes toward the reader; a subject, or a character.
Use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning. Ex: Whoosh, bang, pop.
A rhyme involving a word in the middle of a line and in the middle of another line of poetry.
In poetry, two consecutive lines that rhyme.
4 lines of poetry.
Literal (dictionary) definition of a word.
A form of literature using carefully chosen wording to create certain effects.
Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. Ex: This bag weighs a ton.
Poetry that does not follow specific rules, styles, or formats.
Words that sound the same at the end of a line in poetry.
The feelings or ideas associated with a word or phrase.
Language that appeals to the 5 senses; touch, taste, hear, see, smell.
Generally regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables.
Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words.
Words that sound similar but are not an exact rhyme.
An alternation of stressed and unstressed syllables, measured flow of words and phrases in verse.
Meanings, associations, or emotions, that a word suggests.
Repetition of accented vowel sounds and word sounds in a poem that are close together.
A poem in which certain letters in each line form a word or words
A song or songlike poem that tells a story.
A basic repeated sequence of meter made up of 2.
A reference meant to bring to mind something known from a previous experience
A poem of 14 lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes
A serious poem expressing sorrow over someone who has died.
Something that has its own meaning AND stands for something beyond itself
Contractions that are usually confined to poetry
A line of poetry
The ordered pattern of rhymed lines in a poem using the end rhyme. Ex: AaBb, AbAb.
Repetition of vowel sounds anywhere in the word.
Repetition of consonant sound anywhere in the word.
Lines that do not rhyme, but have a regular meter.
A five-line poem with an AABBA rhyme scheme.
A writer's choice of words.
A writer's attitude.
A recurring theme, subject, or idea.
A repeated word, phrase, line, or group of lines.
Poetry that is meant to be read aloud, explaining a character's thoughts or feelings.
A short poem in which a single speaker expression persona; thoughts and feelngs; can be musical