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Alliteration
repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
Approximate Rhyme
when words repeat some sounds but don't rhyme completely
Assonance
repetition of vowel sounds followed by a different consonant sound
Ballad
song that tells a story
Catalog Poem
poem bringing together related items/images and presenting them almost as a list
Cliche
term or phrase that seems overused/worn out
Couplet
2 consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
End Rhyme
rhymes at the end of lines
Epic
long story told in elevated language about the deeds of a hero
Extended Metaphor
metaphor developed over several lines and is extremely detailed
Figurative Language
language based on imaginary comparison
Free Verse
poetry that doesnt rhyme or have regular meter
Haiku
Japanese poetry with 3 lines and 17 syllables built as 5/7/5 structure. usually about nature
Hyperbole
extreme exaggeration
Iamic Pentameter
line of poetry that consists of 5 iambs
Imagery
using words that appeal to the senses
Internal Rhyme
rhyme in the middle of a line
Limerick
5 line poem with rhyme scheme A,A,B,B,A; sometimes vulgar
Metaphor
comparison of 2 things not using "like," "as," or "than."
Narrative Poem
poem that tells a story