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Describing something that isn't human as if it were human
When words have the same vowel sounds in them
Repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis
Another name for a verse of poetry; a group of poetry lines
Using two or more words together that start with the same letter
The pattern of rhyming words in a poem
A use of stressed, and non-stressed syllables to create a pattern
A comparison of two unlike things using like or as
Describing something as if it something else
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
A strong pause in a line of a verse, breaking up the rhythm. A caesura is annotated using two vertical lines.
When a sentence in a line of a verse continues onto the next line without a break.
The use of words or phrases to conjure up particular pictures in the mind of a reader
When what is said is the opposite to what is meant or expected.
Placing two very different things next to each other to highlight their differences
An object or action in a piece of writing that represents something else.
A poem without any set rhyme of structure, this form allows the poet to experiment with the significance of layout.
A Japanese form of poetry, traditionally these are three lines in length without a particular rhyme scheme, there are usually 17 syllables and the subject mater is nature.
A short and usually numerous poem, five lines in length, with the rhyme scheme AABBA. Popular with children.
A fourteen line poem, usually dealing with he subject of love.
Traditionally sung, these poems tend to be narrative and use four lines stanzas, they use a regular meter and rhyme scheme.
A very long narrative poem, often dealing with tales of heroes.
A poem that is 19 lines in length with five tercets and one quatrain. Uses just two rhyme sounds.
A structured poem which had six six-line stanzas. The same set of six words ends the lines of each of the six-line stanzas, but in a different order each time; if we number the first stanzas lines 123456, then the words ending the second stanza should be in the order 615243, then 364125, then 532614 then 451362 and finally, 246531. These six words appear in the tercet, with the tercets first line usually i containing 1 and 2, its second 3 and 4, and its third 5 and 6.
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