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alliteration
the repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables
allusion
a reference to something supposed to be known, but not explicitly mentioned
apostrophe
address to an absent or imaginary person
approximate rhyme
when words share the same vowel sound or similar vowel sound and same end sound
assonance
resemblance of sound, especially of the vowel sounds in words
ballad
a narrative poem, often of folk origin and intended to be sung, consisting of simple stanzas and usually having a refrain
blank verse
verse consisting of unrhymed lines, usually of iambic pentameter
caesura
a pause in a line of verse dictated by sense or natural speech rhythm rather than by metrics
consonance
correspondence or recurrence of sounds especially in words
couplet
two successive lines of verse forming a unit marked usually by rhythmic correspondence, rhyme, or the inclusion of a self-contained utterance
couplet (heroic)
a rhyming couplet in iambic pentameter
couplet (closed)
a rhymed couplet in which the sense is complete
diction
choice of words especially with regard to correctness, clearness, or effectiveness
didactic poetry
poetry designed to teach an ethical, moral, or religious lesson
elegy
a song or poem expressign sorrow or lamentation especially for one who is dead