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Terms you need to know for your poetry Project!


the repetition of similar consonant sounds, normally at the beginnings of words


the rhythmical pattern of a poem


the repetition of sounds at the end of words

rhyme scheme

a regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem


the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables, or beats, in spoken and written language (see also meter)


a two-line stanza, usually with the same end rhyme


the continuation of a sentence from one line of poetry to the next


a group of lines in a poem, considered as a unit; like paragraphs in prose


words that appeal to one or more of the five senses; sensory language


anything that stands for or represents something else; concrete objects that represent abstract ideas


a comparison between two unlike things using "like" or "as"


something is described as if it were something else, by pointing out a similarity between two things


exaggerating so it creates humor, emphasizes particular points, and/or creates dramatic effects


giving something not human - human characteristics

poet's purpose

the poet's reasoning and life experiences for writing their works


the idea or insight one gets after reading a poem: based on the author's life

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