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alliteration
repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of the word
consonance
repeated consonant sounds at the end of a word
assonance
repeated vowel sounds
ballad
poem that was meant to be sung
blank verse
unrhymed verse in iambic pentameter
free verse
unrhymed and unpatterend verse
prose
(paragraph) style of writing a book is written in
verse
style of writing a poem is written in
connotation
assumed, suggested meaning of a word
denotation
the exact meaning of a word
satare
using humor to make a point
parody
humorous imitation of a serious work
epic
poem about a hero and his bravery
sonnet
poem of 14 lines, iambic pentameter
onomatopoeia
word that describes a sound
hyperbole
gross exaggeration
simile
comparison using like or as
metaphor
comparison not using like or as
imagery
using words to put a picture in the mind
speaker
person speaking in the poem
euphemism
using soft words in place of harsh words
stanza
group of lines in the same pattern
personification
giving non-human human traits
soliloquy
speaker stands away and speaks thoughts
allusion
to refer back to incident in history
lyric poem
poem of deep emotional feeling
romantic
ideal way of life
pastoral
simple, easy life
epigram
short poem dedicated to a living person
epitaph
short poem dedicated to a dead person