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Simile
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')
Metaphor
a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
Repetition
the act of doing or performing again
Folk Ballad
a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
Cliche
Word or phrase used too much, played out
Personification
the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.
Free Verse
unrhymed verse without a consistent metrical pattern
Extended Metaphor
a metaphor that is extended through a stanza or entire poem, often by multiple comparisons of unlike objects or ideas
End Rhyme
the use of rhyme at the ends of lines of poetry, or an example of this
Meter
In most poems, the lines are written according to patterns of rhythm. Poetic meter is the measure of a line of poetry. It is rhythm that can be measured in poems.
Alliteration
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
Refrain
the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
Denotation
the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to
Connotation
an idea that is suggested
Diction
the manner in which something is expressed in words
Symbolism
the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
Internal Rhyme
a rhyme between words in the same line
Ballad
a narrative poem of popular origin
Lyric Poem
a short poem of songlike quality