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Structure
The arrangement of words and lines to create a sequential pattern of images and/or symbols that achieve a particular effect.
Sonnet
A traditional poem of fourteen lines that follow an intricate rhyme scheme.
Rhyme Scheme
An established pattern of rhyme in a poem. Ex: a b b a c c
Internal Rhyme
When a rhyme or words is found within a poem.
Alliteration
A way of connecting words by repeating the same sound or sounds at the beginning of two or more words.
Assonance
Repetition of vowel sounds.
Onomatopoeia
When a word echoes or mirrors the sound it makes. Ex: "buzz", "roar"
Refrain
A line or part of a line that comes back in the same or very similar form several times in a poem
Rhythm
The choice of words that the poet uses.
Rhyme
Poets use this to make the endings of two or more lines of poetry sound alike.
Iamb
A foot of poetry which has one unaccented syllable followed by one accented syllable.
Trochee
One accented syllable followed by one unaccented.
Diction
Choice of words used by an author to make his/her ideas clear, concise.
Simile
A statement of comparison, using the words "like" or "as" to connect objects or ideas to the thing being compared.
Metaphor
A statement of comparison which connects objects or ideas by saying that one thing is another.
Extended Metaphor
A metaphor which runs for several lines or through an entire poem.
Symbol
When an object, animal, person, or idea represents something other than itself.
Tone
The feeling or mood that the poem gives.
Theme
The main idea of a poem, short story, or novel.
Personification
Giving human qualities to non-human things.
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