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sound devices

they add a musical quality to poetry and are used to enhance a poem's mood and meaning


the repetition of sounds at the ends of words


the beat created by the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables


the use of any element of language more than once


the use of words that imitates sounds


the repetition of consonant sounds in the beginning of words

figurative language

writing or speech that isn't meant to be taken literally

figures of speech

many types of figurative language and are used to state ideas in a viviid and imaginative way


describe one thing as if it were something else. Often point out a similarity between two unlike things.


use like or as to compare two apparently unlike things and show similarities between the two


gives human qualities to something that is nonhuman

sensory language

writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the 5 senses


word pictures created by sensory language


poetry that tells a story in verse


exresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker, often in giggly musical verse


shaped to look like their subjects


three-line Japanese verse form


a humorous, rhyming, 5 line poem with a specific

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