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Alliteration
Repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words that are close together.
Assonance
Repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different consonant sounds in words that are close together.
Ballad
Song or song-like poem that tells a story.
Blank verse
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter.
Couplet
Two consecutive lines of poetry that form a unit, often emphasized by rhythm.
Epic
Long narrative poem that relates the great deeds of a larger-than-life hero who embodies the values of a particular society.
Free verse
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme.
Haiku
Japanese verse form consisting of three lines and usually seventeen syllables (five in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the third).
Hyberbole
Figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion or creates a comic effect.
Imagery
Language that appeals to the senses.
Lyric poem
Poetry that expresses a speaker’s emotions or thoughts and does not tell a story.
Metaphor
A comparison of two unlike things without using the words like, as or than.
Meter
A generally regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry.
Personification
Giving human qualities to an animal, object or idea.
Poetry
Type of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery to appeal to the reader’s emotions and imagination.
Refrain
Repeated word, phrase, line or group of lines.
Rhyme
Repetition of accented vowel sounds and all sounds following them in words that are close together in a poem.
Rhythm
Musical quality in language, produced by repetition.
Simile
A comparison of two unlike things using the words like, as or than.
Sonnet
Fourteen-line lyric poem, usually written in iambic pentameter.
Stanza
Group of consecutive lines that form a single unit in a poem.
Symbol
Person, place thing or event that stands both for itself and for something beyond itself.
Tone
The attitude a writer takes toward the reader, a subject or a character.