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Figurative Language
writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally.
Rhyme
is the repetition of sounds at the ends of words. Poets use rhyme to lend a songlike quality to their verses and to emphasize certain words and ideas.
Rhyme Scheme
a regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem.
Stanza
two or more lines of verses characterized by a common pattern of meter, and rhyme; treated as a unit and separated from other units by a space.
Imagery
the use of decriptions or figures of speech in writing or speech.
Personification
a figure of speech in which something non-human is given human qualities.
Onomatopoeia
the use of words thatimitate sounds.
Refrain
a group of words, a line or a group of lines repeated throughout a poem, usually at the end of each stanza.
Simile
a figure of speech in which the comparison between two unlike things is expressed directly, usually by means of "like" or "as"
Speaker
the imaginary voice assumed by the writer of a poem; the character who tells the poem.
Metaphor
a figure of speech in which something is decribed as tough it were something else.
Repetition
a literary technique in which words or phrases are repeated at regular intervals to secure emphasis.