a statement of apparent contradiction that reveals an underlying truth
a two-word paradox
repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
evokes sensory experiences for readers by appealing to the five senses
function like paragraphs in prose
compares two unlike things that have something in common, using the word "like" or "as"
poetry that tells a story or recounts events
lends human qualities to an object, idea, or animal
rhyming pairs of lines of equal length
repetition of consonant sounds within and at the end of words
four line units
brief poems in which the speakers share personal thoughts and feelings on a subject
poems that do not adhere to a regular pattern of rhythm and rhyme
poetry which presents one or more characters speaking, usually to other characters
a lyric poem in which the speaker meditates about death, usually as a tribute to one who has recently died
repetition of vowel sounds within words that don't rhyme
arrangement or words on a page
metrical pattern of five feet, each of which is made up of two syllables, the first unstressed and the second stressed
language that communicates meanings beyond the literal meanings of words
the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
a regular pattern of rhyme
directly compares two unlike things by saying that one thing is actually the other
similar sounds at the ends of lines or within lines
emphasizes the musical quality of the language
a figure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated for emphasis
a poem with 8 lines per stanza with the following rhyme pattern abba abba
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