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Poetry for 8th grade

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assonance
the repetition of vowel sounds
consonance
repetition of the same consonant (usually final consonants) two or more times in short succession
couplet
a pair of rhyming lines, usually with the same length and meter
heroic couplet
a pair of rhyming lines, usually with the same length and meter
scansion
a way to mark the metrical patterns in a line of poetry
meter
rhythm; the pattern of accented and unaccented syllables
foot
the rhythmic unit (2 or 3 syllables) within the line of poetry