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poem that tells a story, often in ballad fom
narrative
comparison of two things, uses like or as
simile
comparison of two things, does not use like or as
metaphor
the use of one word in place of another suggested by close associations
metonymy
give human qualities to things or ideas
personification
direct address to inanimate objects, an absent person, or a deity
apostrophe
obvious exaggeration
hyperbole
use of words whose real meaning is the opposite of that intended
irony
use of words that produce images or meaning
onomatopoeia
repetition of initial sounds of words
alliteration
repetition of consonant sounds
consonance
repetition of vowel sounds
assonance
pleasing combination of sounds
euphony
harsh, jarring combination of sounds
cacophony
repetition of word or phrase for effect
refrain
a part used to represent the whole, or the whole for a part
synecdoche
rhythmic lines of poetry based on a regular succession of accents
measured verse
rhythmic lines of poetry based on the rhythm of speech
free verse
the mechanics of poetry, understanding meter, rhyme, and stanza structure
versification or prosody
made up of feet
meter
usually one accented syllable and one or more unaccented syllables
foot
meter with one unaccented, one accented
iambic
meter with one accented, one unaccented
trochaic
meter with two unaccented, one accented
anapestic
meter with one accented, two unaccented
dactylic
feet with two accented
spondaic
feet with two unaccented
pyrrhic
natural break or pause in the rhythm
caesura
analysis of a line of poetry to determine its metric pattern
scansion
rhyme ends accented
masculine rhyme
rhyme ends unaccented
feminine rhyme
rhyme that only looks similar, but when spoken sound different
visual rhyme
a rhyme in which the sounds are similar, but not exact
near rhyme
a stanza of four lines
quatrain
one group of eight lines abbaabba, one group of six lines cdecde
Italian or Petrarchan sonnet
three quatrains abab, cdcd, efef, and a concluding couplet gg
English or Shakespearean sonnet
a clause or sentence carries over into the next line
run-on
a clause or sentence ends with the line
end-stopped
a poem that tells a story in short stanzas, originally songs
ballad
poem that tells a story, often in ballad form
narrative