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the formal organization of rhythms in a poem
meter
the basic metrical unit of a poem
stanza
the patterns of beats or stresses in a languange
rhythm
repeated words or phrases to make a point
repetition
the repetition of initial consonant sounds
alliteration
the use of words to imitate sounds
onomatopoeia
the repetition of similar vowel sounds
assonance
the use of extreme exaggeration
hyperbole
two terms in immediate contrast to one another
oxymoron
uses of language to illustrate one meaning while referring to another
irony
choiced or use of words or language
diction
a self-contradictory or absurd statement
paradox
comparison without using like or as
metaphor
obscure meaning
ambiguity
that which represents an idea or an object
symbol
free of rhyme
free verse
line of verse with five metrical feet in a pattern of unstressed and stressed syllables
iambic pentameter
a comparison using like or as
similie
giving human characteristics to nonliving things
personification
two rhyming lines of poetry
couplet