the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
A form of language use in which writers and speakers convey something other than the literal meaning of their words.
A comparison using “like” or “as”
A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
Language that appeals to the senses
elements such as rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, and onomatopoeia – gives poetry a musical quality
Repetition of sounds at the end of words.
Rhyme that occurs at the end of two or more lines of poetry
A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem
Repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close proximity
Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in close proximity.
A word that imitates the sound it represents
A rhyming sound that is not exact.
Pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
A group of words together on one line of the poem.
A group of lines in a poem.
A pair of rhymed lines that may or may not constitute a separate stanza in a poem.
4 line stanza
A line or set of lines repeated several times over the course of a poem.
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
A poem that tells a story
A writer’s attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization on the sentence and global levels.
How the reader feels about the text while reading.
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
Repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis