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repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words
use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning. EX. woosh, bang, pop
repetition of accented vowel sounds and all the sounds following them in words that are close together in a poem
an alteration of stressed and unstressed syllables; measured flow of words and phrases in verse
language that appeals to the 5 senses: touch, taste, hear, see, smell
words that sound the same at the end of lines in poetry
a rhyme involving a word in the middle of a line and in the middle of another line of poetry
the ordered pattern of rhymed lines in a poem using the end rhyme EX. AABB or ABAB
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally EX. I've told you a million times!
a figure of speech involving the comparison of two unlike things USING the words LIKE or AS.
giving human characteristics to something non human
a figure of speech involving the direct comparison of one thing with another thing to another WITHOUT using LIKE or AS.
a reference meant to bring to mind a statement, person, place, event or thing that is known from previous experience in literature, history, etc.
a form of poetry that tells a story
a form of poetry in which a single speaker expresses personal thoughts and feelings.
a poem of 14 lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes
a poem in which certain letters in each line form a word or words
a long narrative poem that relates the great deeds of a larger-than-life HERO who embodies the values of a particular society
a line of poetry
a "paragraph" of poetry; a group of two or more lines that form a unit in a poem.
In poetry, two consecutive lines that rhyme
poetry that does not follow specific rules, styles, or formats
a serious poem expressing sorrow over someone who has died
the attitudes a writer takes toward the reader, a subject, or a character
something that has its own meaning AND stands for something beyond itself
Example: a dove or the color red can be symbols for peace or love
the feelings associated with a word
contrast or discrepancy between expectations and reality; when the opposite of what is expected happens
repetition of consonant sound anywhere in the word
repetition of vowel sounds anywhere in the word
a song or song-like poem that tells a story
words that sound similar but are not an exact rhyme
4 lines of poetry
meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests
literal (dictionary) definition of a word
Contractions that are usually confined to poetry
Example - over = o'er
You know it when you hear it or see it. A form of literature using carefully chosen wording to create certain effects.
generally regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
a basic repeated sequence of meter made up of 2 or more accented or unaccented syllables
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