English Poetic Terms

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English poetic terms


A repeating vowel sound


A repeating of the first consonant sound


Comparing two things using the words like and as


making an inanimate have human qualities


Comparing two things.


an indirect reference


A repeating of a consonant sound.

free verse

poetry that doesn't rhyme


exaggeration for effect, not to be taken literally

internal rhyme

rhymed words in one line of poetry


words that sound how they mean


the combination of opposite ideas


language or writing that is not poetry

rhyme scheme

the pattern of end rhymes in a poem


a poetic paragraph, poetry grouping of lines

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