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Repetition of sounds in a sequence of words that are close to each other. Typically uses consonants at the beginning of a word to give stress to its syllable. (Sally sold seashells by the seashore)
Indirect reference to something in the past or a societal norm; often refers to the Bible (I walked in wearing my own crown of thorns)
the repetition of a vowel sound or diphthong in non-rhyming words. To qualify as assonance, the words must be close enough for the repetition of the sound to be noticeable (Go slow over the road)
The placement of words on the page is related to the meaning of the poem
a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds
Two lines in a row whose end words rhyme
the quality of being pleasing to the ear, especially through a harmonious combination of words
Figure of Speech
a word or phrase used in a non-literal sense for rhetorical or vivid effect.
poetry that is free from limitations of regular meter or rhythm and does not rhyme with fixed forms. ... Free verse poems have no regular meter and rhythm.
using the five senses to paint a picture in a reader's mind
a formal type of poetry which expresses personal emotions or feelings, typically spoken in the first person
Direct comparison without using like/as
a direct comparison between two unlike things that continues throughout a series of sentences in a paragraph or lines in a poem. It is often comprised of more than one sentence and sometimes consists of a full paragraph.
a stressed and unstressed syllabic pattern in a verse or within the lines of a poem
words that make the sound they spell out
giving human-like qualities to non-human things
a verse or phrase that is repeated at intervals throughout a song or poem, usually after the chorus or stanza
the repetition of the same or similar sounds occurs in two or more words, usually at the end of lines in poems or songs.
metrical lines in which its middle words and its end words rhymes with each other. It is also called middle rhyme, since it comes in the middle of lines.
formed by words with similar but not identical sounds. In most instances, either the vowel segments are different while the consonants are identical, or vice versa. (eyes/light, years/yours)
the ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or verse.
demonstrates the long and short patterns through stressed and unstressed syllables particularly in verse form.
Comparison of two things using like or as
a poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes, in English typically having ten syllables per line.
the narrative voice in a poem (such as a sonnet, ode, or lyric) that speaks of his or her situation or feelings—not to be confused with the author
a division of four or more lines having a fixed length, meter or rhyming scheme. Stanzas in poetry are similar to paragraphs in prose. ... The pattern of a stanza is determined by the number of feet in each line and by its metrical or rhyming scheme.
an object representing another to give it an entirely different meaning that is much deeper and more significant.
an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience