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repetition of initial constant sounds (dark days, bad boy)


repetition of vowel sounds (child of silence, weak weary)

End Rhyme

rhyme that occurs at the end of the lines


descriptive words used to create pictures

Internal Rhyme

use of rhyming words within the lines


one thing is spoken about as if it were something else (Jennifer is a dancing willow tree.)


use of words of phrases that sound like the things to which they refer (buzz, hiss, thud)


a seeming contradiction (The more things change, the more they stay the same.)


a figure of speech in which an animal, idea or thing is given human characteristics


word or phrases that are repeated


the repetition of sounds at the ends of words


the pattern of beats or stresses in a line of verse


a comparison using "like" or "as" (Jennifer is like a dancing willow tree.)

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