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alliteration
Repetition of initial consonant sounds

ballad
a musical narrative song or poem that in most cases recounts a single exciting dramatic episode.

consonance
Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words at the end of a word.

end-stopped line
A line that ends with a natural speech pause, usually marked by punctuation

foot
A unit of rhythm or meter; the division in verse of a group of syllables, one of which is long or accented.

Iamb
a two-syllable metrical foot consisting of one unstressed syllable followed by one stressed syllable

lyric poetry
Personal, reflective poetry that reveals the speaker’s thoughts and feelings about the subject

narrative poetry
A poem that tells a story

paradox
A statement that appears self-contradictory, but that reveals a kind of truth

apostrophe
A figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imaginary person or a personified abstraction, such as liberty or love.

quatrain
a poem consisting of four lines

rhyme
Repetition of sounds at the end of words

scansion
The analysis of the meter of a line of verse.

internal rhyme
A word inside a line rhymes with another word on the same line

stanza
A group of lines in a poem

anaphora
A rhetorical figure of repetition in which the same word or phrase is repeated in successive lines, clauses, or sentences.

blank verse
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter

couplet
Two consecutive lines of rhymed verse that work together as a unit to make a point or to express an idea.

enjambment
line of poetry that ends with no punctuation and consequently runs over into the next line

free verse
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme

iambic pentameter
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

metaphor
A comparison that establishes a figurative identity between objects being compared.

onomatopoeia
A figure of speech in which natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words.

parallelism
the use of a series of words, phrases, or sentences that have similar grammatical form.

poetry
A type of literature that expresses ideas, feelings, or tells a story in a specific form. It usually uses lines and stanzas

refrain
A line or set of lines repeated several times over the course of a poem.

rhyme scheme
A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem

simile
A comparison using “like” or “as”

sonnet
A lyric poem of fourteen lines, usually in iambic pentameter, with rhymes arranged according to certain definite patterns.

assonance
The repetition of same and similar vowel sounds with nonrhyming words.

chiasmus
A statement consisting of two parallel parts in which the second part is structurally reversed

end rhyme
A word at the end of one line rhymes with a word at the end of another line

extended metaphor
A comparison between two unlike things that continues throughout a series of sentences in a paragraph or lines in a poem.

hyperbole
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor

imagery
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.

meter
A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry a predictable rhythm.

oxymoron
A figure of speech in which opposite ideas are combined.

personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes

prose
Literature that is written in sentence and paragraph form

repetition
The reappearance of a sound, a word, a phrase, a stanza, or other structure in a speech or literary work.

rhythm
Pattern of beats created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables

slant rhyme
slant rhyme occurs when words include sounds that are similar but not identical.

speaker
the voice that communicates with the reader of a poem, similar to the narrator in a work of prose.

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