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Assonance
repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds
Alliteration
repetition of the same sounds at the beginning of words
Connontation
idea or meaning suggested by with a word of thing
Denotation
most specific of direct meaning of a word
Apostrophe
poem to an absent person or thing
Elegy
poem as a lament for a dead person
Metonymy
Figure of speech where one word is substituted for another
Hyperbole
Extreme exaggeration
Masculine Rhyme
rhyme on a single stressed syllable
Feminine Rhyme
rhyme in which the final syllable is unstressed
Internal Rhyme
Rhe that occurs within line
Euphony/Cacophony
agreeable sound/harsh discordant sounds
Conceit
exaggerated comparison throughout poem
Free Verse
usually unrhymed lines, no fixed metrical pattern
Blank Verse
Verse with unrhymed lines, usually of iambic pentameter
caesure
pause in middle of line
onomatopoeia
sound words