The 1st and 3rd lines each have 5 syllables and the second line has 7 syllables.
the repetition of consonant sounds at the BEGINNING of words (for example: slippery slope)
writing or speech not meant to be taken literally
A comparison of two unlike things using the words “like” or “as”
A figure of speech in which something is described as though it were something else.
A type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject 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 five senses (used to describe how something or someone looks, sounds, feels, tastes, or smells
Repetition of sounds at the END of words.
A word that IMITATES THE SOUND it represents (“bang,” “kerplunk,” etc.)
A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
A group of lines in a poem separated from other groups of lines by spaces (like a paragraph)
A pair (TWO) of rhymed lines, usually of the same meter and length
Poetry that DOES NOT HAVE a regular meter, rhyme, fixed line length, or specific stanza pattern
a poem that expresses thoughts and feelings of a single speaker, often in highly musical verse
A poem that TELLS A STORY and often includes a plot and characters
A SONGLIKE poem that tells a story, often dealing with ADVENTURE OR ROMANCE.
a 3 LINE Japanese verse form.
a HUMOROUS, rhyming, 5-line poem with a specific rhythm pattern and rhyme scheme
a poem ARRANGED IN THE SHAPE of its subject
anything that REPRESENTS SOMETHING ELSE (example: a dove is a symbol for peace)
details that appeal to the 5 SENSES (sight, sound, hearing, taste, touch)
the REPETITION OF VOWEL sounds followed by different consonants in stressed syllables (for example: blade and maze)
the use of a sound, word, phrase, clause, or sentence MORE THAN ONCE
the repetition of similar CONSONANT SOUNDS at the END of accented syllables (for example: wind and sand)
the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables