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Similie
Comparison using the words "Like" or "As"
Metaphore
Comparison NOT using the words "Like" or "As"
Hyperbole
An exaggeration for special effect
Conceit
An extended metaphore through the whole poem
Apostrophe
When the absent are addressed as if present
Paradox
Contradictory Statement
Pun
play on words
Symbol
Something concrete to represent something abstract
Irony
Difference between what is and what appears/is mean to be
Otomatopoeia
Words that sound like their meaning
Assonance
Repetition of vowel sounds
Consonance
repetition of consanent sounds
Canto
subdivision in a longer poem
Enjambment
A running on of a thought from one line to the next
Lyric Poem
Short, expressing thoughts of a single speaker
Prose Poetry
Poetry written in prose form using poetic devices
Poetry
rhythmic, compressed language using figures of speech to appeal to emotions
Hymn
Lyric poem or song addressed to a divine being
Anaphora
Repetition of a word or words at the beginning of a line
Foot
The smallest rhythmic unit within a line of poetry
Iambic
Unstressed syllable followed by stressed. Ex: U/ Return
Trochaic
Stressed syllable followed by unstressed. Ex: /U Yaggi
Anapestic
Two unstressed syllables followed by stressed. Ex: UU/ Interfere
Dactylic
Stressed syllable followed by two unstressed. Ex: /UU Wonderful
Spondaic
Two stressed or two unstressed
UU or //
Caesura
Internal pause in a line