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figurative language

words that create vivid pictures by comparing things inunexpected ways


rows of words


a repeating pattern of sounds, words, phrases, or lines


a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables

sensory language

words that describe how things look, smell, feel, taste, and sound


a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as


a comparison using like or as


A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes


Words that sound the way they are spelled.


the repetition of initial consonant sounds


Repeats sounds, words, and/or phrases (non-fluency)


groups of lines in a poem


extravagant exaggeration

lyric poem

often has a musical quality, the primary purpose is to express emotions and thoughts

narrative poem

primary purpose is to tell a story, it often has a beginning, middle and end


a japanese poem form that is composed of 3 lines of 5,7,5 (syllables)


a short poem consisting of five, usually unrhymed, lines containing 2, 4, 6, 8, 2 syllables.


the repetition of the same vowel sounds either at the beginning of words or inside the words


a repeating pattern in the final sounds of words

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