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Alliteration
the practice of beginning several consecutive or neighboring words with the same consonant sound
Assonance
the repetition of vowel sounds in a series of words
Consonance
the repetition of a consonant sound within or at the end of a series of words to produce a harmonious effect
End rhyme
rhyme that occurs at the end of lines
Iambic rhythm
the natural rhythm of the English language which possesses a smooth flowing feel
Imitative harmony
onomoatopoia used on an extended scale in a poem
Internal rhyme
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Meter
the measured, patterned arrangement or syllables according to stress and length in a poem
Onomatopoeia
the use of words that mimic the sounds they describe
Rhyme scheme
the pattern of end rhymes
Rhyme
the repetition of sounds in two or more words or phrases that appear close to each other in a poem
Rhythm
the varying speed, intensity, elevation, pitch, loudness, and expressiveness of speech, especially poetry
Sound Devices
stylistic techniques that convey meaning through sound.
Tetrameter
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Trimeter
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