A unit of verse consisting of two successive lines, usually rhyming and having the same meter and often forming a complete thought or syntactic unit.
A stanza or poem of four lines.
to compare two unlike things without using the words like or as
the use of words that imitate sounds ex:buzz, bang, woosh
the descriptive language poets use to create word pictures
is writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the senses.
Poets use to emphasize sound relationships among words. They use alliteration, consonance, assonance, onomatopoeia to engage to reader’s senses and create a musical and emotional effects.
the repetition of the initial consonant sounds of words
the repetition of vowel sounds in nearby words
the repetition of consonants within nearby words in which the vowel sounds differ
a poem that tells a story
long narrative poems about gods and heroes
a song-like poem that tells a story, often one dealing with adventure and romance. Most are written in four-to six-line stanzas and have regular rhyme and rhythm schemes. A ________ often has a refrain (a regularly repeated line or group of lines).
brief poem in which the author expressed the feelings of a single speaker
fourteen-line lyric poem with formal patterns of rhyme
an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive such as passed over-died
the continuation of a syntactic unit from one line of verse into the next line without a pause
conjoining contradictory terms (as in ‘deafening silence’)
ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
a poem meant to be sung; A lyric poem of some length, usually of a serious or meditative nature and having an elevated style and formal stanzaic structure.