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Alliteration
repetition of usually consonant sounds at the beginning of words
Allusion
reference to a well known person, place, work
Ballad
poem that tells a story
Cinquain
five-line poem
Concrete poem
poem with a structure (shape) that suggests its subject
Figurative language
writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally
Free verse
poetry not written in a ryhmical pattern
Imagery
word or phrase that appeals to one or more of the five senses
Apostrophe
words spoken to someone not present or imaginary
Limerick
houmorous, five-line poem, rhymes
Metaphor
comparison of two things without using "like" or "as"
Meter
rhythm of accented syllables in lines of poetry
Onomatopoeia
use of words that immitate sounds
Personification
giving human qualities to nonhuman things
Poetry
piece of literature written in meter; literature in metrical form ("measured language of emotion")
Refrain
line or group of lines that is repeated throughout the poem
Rhythm
pattern of stresses, or beats, in spoken or written language
Rhyme
repetition of the same or similar sounds at the ends of words
Simile
comparison of two things using "like" or "as"
Stanza
group of lines, poetry paragraph
Symbol
represents something else
Prose
narrative that doesn't rhyme; more extended