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a spoken or written account of connected events


written or spoken language in its ordinary


a poem of fourteen lines using any of a number


a line or group of words that is repeated thourghout the poem


visually descriptive or figurative language,


repetition of a vowel sound in a word


a direct comparison of 2 things


the dictionary meaning of a word

figurtive languge

comparison languge used by poets and writers to create an image


literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm

rhyme scheme

the pattern of rhyming

lyric poem

form of poetry with rhyming schemes that express personal and emotional feelings

poetic foot

a group of 2 or 3 syllbles with accent on one of the syllibles. when the feet are put to getther they make a pattern foot


a poetic device that is repeated thoughout the poem


a repeated sound in a word


a comparison of 2 different things using like or as.


a words suggested meaning


any light, simple song, especially one of sentimental or romantic character

end rhyme

the rhyme pattern at the end of each poems line

light verse

verse that is written to entertain, amuse, or please,


the rhythmic element as measured by division into parts of equal time value.


the paragraphs of a poem


imitation of natural sounds of words

iambic pentameter

is the rhythmic technique of 10 syllables per line with 5 beats

hyper bole

an exaggeration for effect

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