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A figure of speech in which an animal, object, or idea is given human charateristics.
Beat created by the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in spoken or written language.
The use of words or phrases whose sounds suggest their meanings. The sound of the word boom, for example, suggests an explosion.
A figure of speech that uses like or as to make a direct comparison between two unlike ideas.
The sequence in which the rhyme occurs. The first end sound is represented as the letter a, the second b, etc. The ending of certain lines rhyme with each other.
A type of writing in which the poet chooses and arranges words to create a strong feeling through meaning, sound, and rhythm.
Techniques used to create a sense of rhythm or to emphasize particular sounds in writing.
Regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables that gives a line of poetry a predictable rhythm.
A technique in which the same word or line is repeated for emphasis or unity. Helps to reinforce meaning and create an appealing rhythm.
A Japanese form of poetry, consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables.
A poem that has 14 lines with ten to twelve syllables per line; first eight lines develop one idea, last six lines question that idea.
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