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agile
able to move quickly and easily
alliteration
repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
assertion
a statement
assonance
repetition of vowel sounds in non-rhyming words
cascade
a waterfall
chronicle
a record of events
consonance
repetition of consonant sounds within or at the end of words
coveted
greedily wished for
inconsequential
of no importance
instigate
to stir up; provoke
metaphor
a comparison without using the words like or as
meter
a repeated rhythmic pattern
onomatopoeia
use of words that sound like what they refer to
predominating
most important or frequent
prudence
the use of good judgement and common sense
rhyme
a likeness of sounds at the ends of words
rhythm
pattern of sound created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line
simile
a comparison indicated by the word like or as
stanza
lines of a poem arranged in groups
vestibule
a small entryway within a building