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Iambic Pentameter
Line of poetry made of of tive iambs IAMB IS ONE UNSTRESSED SYLLABLE THEN A STRESSED SYLLABLE "re turn"
prose
written or spoken language that is not a poem.
NORMAL LANGUAGE; EVERYDAY LANGUAGE
EVERYDAY
Onamatopoeia
Use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning THE WORD SOUNDS LIKE WHAT IT MEANS
Bong! Buzz! Splash!
BUZZ
Alliteration
repetition of the same or similar consonant sound in words that are close together.
BEGINNING WORDS WITH THE SAME SOUND. "Sure," said the sinuous snake snidely.
Sure," said the sinuous snake snidely.
assonance
Repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different consonant sounds
REPETITION OF SIMILAR VOWEL SOUND IN WORDS. "I lie down by the side, of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride."
"I lie down by the side, of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride."
personification
talking about something that is not human like it is human.
"The house's blank eyes stared at me." The window's are compared to eyes.
"The house's blank eyes stared at me." The window's are compared to eyes.
metaphor-

a figure of speech--means a way to say something
a comparison between two things that are really not alike--does not use "like or as" Your eyes are stars that shine.
Your eyes are stars that shine.
hyperbole

a figure of speech--means a way to say something
uses exaggeration to express strong emotion or create a humorous effect

"A limo as long as a freight train."
"A limo as long as a freight train."
imagery
language that appeals to the senses (sight, touch, taste, smell, hearing)

The rudy red clouds of the sunset cast a crimson scarlet it look like blood.

Imagery can create a "picture in your mind>
senses
couplet
two lines of poetry that are together and make a unit. Often they rhyme or have the same rhythm.
So call the field to rest, ant let's away
to part the glories of this happy day
So call the field to rest, ant let's away
to part the glories of this happy day
A couple of lines.
stanza
a group of lines in poetry that form a "paragraph"
poetic paragraph
symbolism
Using a person,place, thing, or event that stands for something else
"the snake is a symbol of evil"
the snake stands for evil
allusion
When you refer to something (statement, person, place, event, thing)

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