"Anaphora-Cacophony" Poetry Terms

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Last updated: December 14, 2019
anaphora
repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of two or more sentences or lines in a row

epistrophe
repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the end of two or more sentences or lines in a row

colloquialism
a word or phrase used in everyday speech and writing (considered inappropriate for formal use)

elegy
a poem of mourning about someone or something that has died

didactic poetry
a poem that teaches a moral lesson

apostrophe
a poem or speech delivered to an audience who is absent

enjambment
breaking off an idea at the end of a line of a poem and continuing that sentence/idea on the next line

end-stopped line
a line that ends with a complete, finished thought

verse
a single line of a poem

persona
the speaker or “voice” of a poem

euphony
a word or combination of words that sounds pleasing to the ear

cacophony
a word or combination of words that sounds displeasing and discordant to the ear

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