6 elements of poetry

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Last updated: November 27, 2019

lines
poems are written in lines. the words stop wherever the poet wants them to.

rhyme
the repetition of syllable sounds

rhythm
the arrangement of stresses and unstressed sounds into regular patterns

sound effects
poets use 3 methods

alliteration
repetition of a constant sound (s.e)

repetition
reusing words or phrases in a poem (s.e)

onomatopoeia
sound words (s.e)

imagery
using senses to create pictures

figurative language
includes similes, metaphors, personification

stanza
group of certain number of lines, usually 4 or more, forming a division in the poem

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