Repetition of initial consonant sounds
a musical narrative song or poem that in most cases recounts a single exciting dramatic episode.
Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words at the end of a word.
A line that ends with a natural speech pause, usually marked by punctuation
A unit of rhythm or meter; the division in verse of a group of syllables, one of which is long or accented.
a two-syllable metrical foot consisting of one unstressed syllable followed by one stressed syllable
Personal, reflective poetry that reveals the speaker’s thoughts and feelings about the subject
A poem that tells a story
A statement that appears self-contradictory, but that reveals a kind of truth
A figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imaginary person or a personified abstraction, such as liberty or love.
a poem consisting of four lines
Repetition of sounds at the end of words
The analysis of the meter of a line of verse.
A word inside a line rhymes with another word on the same line
A group of lines in a poem
A rhetorical figure of repetition in which the same word or phrase is repeated in successive lines, clauses, or sentences.
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
Two consecutive lines of rhymed verse that work together as a unit to make a point or to express an idea.
line of poetry that ends with no punctuation and consequently runs over into the next line
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
A common meter in poetry consisting of an unrhymed line with five feet or accents, each foot containing an unaccented syllable and an accented syllable
A comparison that establishes a figurative identity between objects being compared.
A figure of speech in which natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words.
the use of a series of words, phrases, or sentences that have similar grammatical form.
A type of literature that expresses ideas, feelings, or tells a story in a specific form. It usually uses lines and stanzas
A line or set of lines repeated several times over the course of a poem.
A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem
A comparison using “like” or “as”
A lyric poem of fourteen lines, usually in iambic pentameter, with rhymes arranged according to certain definite patterns.
The repetition of same and similar vowel sounds with nonrhyming words.
A statement consisting of two parallel parts in which the second part is structurally reversed
A word at the end of one line rhymes with a word at the end of another line
A comparison between two unlike things that continues throughout a series of sentences in a paragraph or lines in a poem.
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
Language that appeals to one or more of the five senses: sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell. This use of sensory detail helps create an emotional response to the reader.
A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry a predictable rhythm.
A figure of speech in which opposite ideas are combined.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
Literature that is written in sentence and paragraph form
The reappearance of a sound, a word, a phrase, a stanza, or other structure in a speech or literary work.
Pattern of beats created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables
slant rhyme occurs when words include sounds that are similar but not identical.
the voice that communicates with the reader of a poem, similar to the narrator in a work of prose.