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language that uses figures of speech and imagery to appeal to the reader's emotions and imagination


poetry that expresses speaker's emotions or thoughts and does not tell a story


long narrative poem that relates the great deeds of a larger-than-life hero


song or song-like poem that tells a story
most ballads have a regular pattern of rhythm and rhyme and uses simple language and repetition


repetition of accented vowels sounds and all sounds following them in words that are close together in a poem.


musical quality in language, produced by repetition


a generally regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry

blank verse

the poem is unrhymed

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