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The repetition of the first letter or consonant in a series of words
alliteration
The voice of a poem, the person doing the speaking
speaker
A word, phrase, or group of lines that is repeated in a poem
refrain
The main idea or basic meaning of a literary work
theme
An eight-lin stanza
octave
The freedom a poet takes with language
poetic license
The repitition of syllables that sound alike
rhyme
A form of poetry that doesn't obey the rules of metrical verse
free verse
A teo-line stanza
couplet
A story told in verse usually meant to be sung
ballad
"Bright and airy
Light and free"
beginning rhyme
While I nodded nearly napping, suddenly there cam a tapping, tapping at my chamber door."
internal ryhme
A three-line poem with a 5-7-5 pattern
haiku
The bees buzz. Tha skates' whiz.
onomatopoeia
A type of figurative language that is an exaggeration. "Her smile was a mile wide."
hyperbole