The running over of a sentence or thought from one line of poetry to another.
The smallest repeated pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poetic line Ex: iambic Ex: trochaic
Two syllables in a poetic line, unstressed followed by stressed. Ex: repeat
Two syllables in a poetic line, stressed followed by unstressed. Ex: older
A metric line of poetry. It is named according to the kind and number of feet in composing it Ex: iambic (an unstressed followed by a stressed) pentameter (five feet)
An exaggeration or overstatement
The use of a word whose sound suggests its meaning Ex: Clang, buzz, twang
The similarity or likeness of sound existing between two words Ex: "Sat and "Cat"
Verse with end rhyme that usually has regular meter.
A poem consisting of fourteen lines of iambic pentameter
Consists of three quatrains (four lines) and a final rhyming couplet (two lines). The rhyme scheme is abab, cdcd, efef, gg. Usually the question or theme is set forth in the quatrains while the answer or resolution appears in final couplet.
heroic couplet (closed couplet)
Two successive rhyming lines that contain a complete thought. Also only for "heroic" events.
A pause or sudden break in a line of poetry
A literary device in which the author speaks of or describes an animal, object, or idea as if it were a person. Ex: "The rock stubbornly refused to move!"
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
The rhyming of words that appear at the ends of two or more lines of poetry to another.
When the rhyming words occur in the same line of poetry. Ex: "You break my eyes with a look that buys sweet cake."
The pattern of repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry.
The repeating of a word or phrase within a poem or a prose piece to create a sense of rhythm. Ex: "His laugh, his dare, his shrug/ sag ghostlike..."
The ordered, or free occurrences of sound in poetry. Ordered or regular rhythm is called meter. Free occurrence of sound is called free verse.
Two lines of verse the same length that usually rhyme. Also a two line stanza
Three line stanza
Four line stanza
Five line stanza
Six line stanza
Eight line stanza
A comparison of two unlike things using "like" or "as"
A comparison of two unlike things without using "like" or "as"
The literal meaning of a word.
A word that invokes another idea/feeling in addition to the literal meaning
A person, a place, a thing, or an event used to represent something else.
A metrical line ending at with punctuation such as a colon, a semicolon, or a period.
Refers to poems that contain a clear moral or message or purpose to convey to its readers
Sense of sight
Sense of sound
Sense of taste
Sense of smell
Sense of touch
Movement of action of objects and/or people
A specific feeling or emotion
a division of poetry named for the number of lines it contains
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