E3 2. Measurement in Poetry

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Last updated: November 28, 2019

alliteration
a repetition of the same first sound or letter in a group of words or a line of poetryEx.: Janie read a book by the babbling brook.

anapest
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assonance
the repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds; a substitute for rhyme in which vowels are alike, but the consonants are different

consonance
poetic musical effect which uses a correspondence of consonant sounds

dominant foot
the foot used to form the basis of the meter; the foot most frequently used in a particular poem

iamb
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onomatopoeia
to use a word that imitates a sound associated with a specific object

trochee
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