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English Poetic Terms

English poetic terms
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Assonance
A repeating vowel sound
Alliteration
A repeating of the first consonant sound
Simile
Comparing two things using the words like and as
Personification
making an inanimate have human qualities
Metaphor
Comparing two things.
allusion
an indirect reference
consonance
A repeating of a consonant sound.
free verse
poetry that doesn't rhyme
hyperbole
exaggeration for effect, not to be taken literally
internal rhyme
rhymed words in one line of poetry
onomatopoeia
words that sound how they mean
oxymoron
the combination of opposite ideas
prose
language or writing that is not poetry
rhyme scheme
the pattern of end rhymes in a poem
stanza
a poetic paragraph, poetry grouping of lines