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words that imitate the sound they denote


something that stands for something else

extended metaphor

A metaphor developed at great length, occurring frequently in or throughout a work.


single theme or feeling written in stanzas that may or may not rhyme


a group of lines in a poem or song that constitute a division (in prose: paragraph)


repetition of initial consonant sounds

free verse

no regular pattern of sound or lines in a poem

rhyme scheme

pattern of rhyming lines

end rhyme

rhyme occurs at end of lines of poetry

internal rhyme

rhyme within a line

exact rhyme

perfect rhyme, such as buzz and fuzz

slant rhyme

rhyme in which the vowel sounds are nearly, but not exactly the same (i.e. the words "stress" and "kiss"); sometimes called half-rhyme, near rhyme, or partial rhyme


language that appeals to the senses


author's feeling about the subject of a written work


comparison of two unlike things using "like" or "as"


extreme exaggeration


narrator of a poem

Robert Frost

"The Runaway," "The Pasture, " and "A Minor Bird"

Shel Silverstein

"Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would not Take the Garbage Out"

Lewis Carroll

"Father William"

Dr. Seuss

"The Sneetches"

Emily Dickinson

"I'm Nobody!"

e.e. cummings

"maggie and milly and molly and may" & "all in green went my love riding"

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