The same letter at the beginning of two or more of words that are close together.
Usually used to stress something.
The repetition of two or more vowel sounds or of two or more consonant sounds, close together. Usually in a poem.
A phrase used so much it becomes meaningless.
Words that have strong emotional intensity.
When the sense of a poem runs over the line breaks.
A verb used to express a wish, command or advice.
Place two things together to show a link or emphasize a contrast between them.
A series of items separated by commas. Usually used to speed up the text and create a sense excitement.
Comparison of two things where one thing is said to be another. Powerful imagery tool, to make you imagine something.
Excessive self-admiration and self-centeredness.
Words which sound like the word they are describing, e.g. buzz, crack.
A phrase in which the words contradict each other, usually for effect. e.g. “dumb god” (from Limbo.)
A word said more than once.
Usually used to stress it.
A question that does not require an answer, designed to make people think. Example: “Do we want to pay more taxes?”
Telling a poem from a first person perspective that is not the author’s perspective.
Using a metaphor to make something seem human.
Word with endings that sounds similar to each other. Usually used to connect words.
The beat of a poem.
Comparing two things, but saying one is like another.