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English Poetry Terms
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The use of words having sounds that suggest their meaning or which imitate the sound associated with them
The repetition of similar vowel sounds, usually close together, in a group of words. It is used to please the ear and to emphasize certain words. it is mainly a poetic device.
The repetition of identical consonant sounds that are preceded by different vowel sounds.
The repetition of similar sounds, usually consonants or consonants or consonant clusters, in a group of words. Although most alliterations occur at the beginning (initial alliteration), it can occur within words (internal or hidden alliteration) as well.
A figure of speech in which an animal, or object, a natural force, or an idea is given personality, or described as if it were human.
A rhyme that occur within a line of poetry
The repetition of word-ending sounds; specifically, the repetition of accented vowel sounds plus any succeeding sounds
Language that appeals to any sense or any combination of senses. Most imagery tends to be visual in nature, but imagery may also suggest the way things sound, smell, taste, or feel to the touch
A poem that tells a story
A figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are directly compared, usually with the words like or as.
The arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables into a pattern. It gives poetry a certain musical quality
A group of lines forming a unti in a poem. Many stanzas have a fixed pattern- that is, the same number of lines and the same rhyme scheme
Usually, a stanza or poem of four lines. However, a quatrain may also be any group of four lines unified by a rhyme scheme.
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