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The use of the same first sound in 2 or more words.
A 2 line verse and the 2 lines rhyme. A poem can be made of one couplet or several.
A long poem that tells a story and usually has a hero.
Used in writing to help the reader get a vivid mental image. It means more than what it says on the surface.
Poetry with an irregular rhythm. That means that every lines does not have the same pattern of beats. The rhyme may be irregular as well.
A very large exagerration
"iambic" means that rhythm goes from an unstressed syllable to a stressed one (ex: divine, caress, bizarre, and delight); "pentameter" means that this iambic rhythm is repeated 5 times, or has five feet: daDUM daDUM daDUM daDUM daDUM
A group of words that has a special meaning when put together.
A funny poem of 5 lines. Lines 1,2,5 rhyme, lines 3 and 4 rhyme.
A comparison between 2 unlike things without using like or as. It is implied not stated.
An emotion or feeling that can be created by a poem. The mood might be one of happiness, fear, anger, boredom or other emotions.
Rhytmic writing. It may include all or the same of these traits: rhyme, rhytm, imagery, strong mood or feeling, theme, and symbolism. Often it carries a strong message.
The use of words that imitate sounds.
Giving human traits to objects, ideas or imaginary creatures.
A verse made up of 4 lines that usually contain rhyme scheme a-b-a-b.
The pattern of rhyme in a poem. Usually identified by putting a letter of the alphabet at the end of the line.
A pattern of sound made by the weak and strong beats in a poem. You can hear rhythm when you read a poem aloud.
A comparison between 2 unlike things using like or as.
Also know as a verse, is a group of 2 or more lines in a poem. It is separated by a space.
It reflects the feelings of the writer. Tone can be serious, humurous, sarcastic, playful, ironic, bitter or objective.
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