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Poetry Vocab

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iamb
a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables
trochee
a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed syllables
end rhyme
Rhyme that occurs at the end of two or more lines of poetry
slant rhyme
Words that almost rhyme
internal rhyme
when two words in the same line rhyme
consonance
repetition of consonant sounds
assonance
repetition of vowel sounds
alliteration
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
Couplet
two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
Quatrain
a stanza of four lines