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Poetry terms


repetition of vowel sounds


repetition of consonant sounds

end rhyme

rhyming words at the end of lines

internal rhyme

rhyme within a line


rythem of poetry determined by number and length of feet in a line


a pause or break within a line of poetry


a stanza of poetry, or it can mean poetry in general

iambic pentameter

A line of poetry that contains five iambic feet.


prominence of a syllable

blank verse

unrhymed iambic pentameter

free verse

poetry without a set form or meter


a 14 line poem usually written in iambic pentameter


two successive lines of a verse, forming a unit


Short poem dealing with a single subject

Figure of speech

Form of expression


Obvious exaggeration


A five line verse or a series of such verses in which the subject matter tends to be lighthearted


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