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written or spoken language in its ordinary form;
Any writing that is not poetry
Writing that forms a specific imaginative or creative awareness of experience in language; chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning and sound.
A formal division of lines in a poem, considered as a unit.
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader; present in poetry as well as prose.
Language that cannot be taken literally since it was written to create a special effect or feeling.
Elements of literature and poetry that emphasize or create the way a particular passage or line sounds.
A word or phrase that appeals to one or more of the five senses.
A common, often used expression that doesn't make sense if you take it literally.
The humorous use of play on words, often achieved through the use of words with similar sounds but different meanings.
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art; it does not describe things in detail, rather because it is to something culturally well-known; it is presumed the reader knows the text.
A phrase, line, or group of lines that is repeated throughout a poem, usually after every stanza.
Repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis
A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem; there are many different types of rhyme schemes (repeating, alternating, etc); different sounds are represented with letters of the alphabet.
Rhythm in poetry
Patterns of beats (or stresses) in spoken language; there are five main patterns in English poetry.
The stressed syllable(s) in the rhythmic pattern of a line of poetry.
Poetry written in unrhymed, ten, syllable lines.
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme.
A humorous, rhyming, five-line poem with a specific meter and rhyme scheme.
A narrative poem (tells a story) - often a sad story of betrayal, death, or loss.
They usually have a set rhythm, rhyme scheme, and a refrain.
Ballads are meant to be sung!
Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character (n)
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