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Alliteration
is the repetition of initial consonant sounds or vowel sounds, especially in stressed syllables
Ballad
a songlike poem that tells a story, often one dealing with adventure and romance
Couplet
a pair of rhyming lines, usually of the same length and meter
Extended Metaphor
sustains the comparison for several lines or for an entire poem
Haiku
a three-line verse form about nature(5,7,5)
Hyperbole
a deliberate exaggeration or overstatement
Imagery
the descriptive or figurative language used in literature to create word pictures for the reader
Metaphor
a figure of speech in which one thing is spoken of as though it were something else, doesn’t use like or as
Meter
is its rhythmical pattern. This pattern is determined by the number and types of stresses, or beats, in each line
Rhyme
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words
Rhythm
the pattern of beats, or stresses, in spoken or written language
Speaker
is the imaginary voice assumed by the writer of a poem
Symbol
anything that stands for or represents something else
Theme
a central message or insight into life revealed through a literary work
Tone
is the writer’s attitude toward his or her audience and subject.
Sonnet
is a fourteen-line lyric poem, usually written in rhymed iambic pentameter
Figurative language
uses simile, lyrical metaphor, and personification in creative, unexpected comparisons and descriptions
Rhyme scheme
regular pattern of rhyming words that appear at the end of lines in a poem
Simile
figure of speech... uses like or as and makes a comparison between two unlike things
Narrative Poem
tells a story
Lyric poetry
expresses vivid thoughts and feelings
Dramatic Poetry
techniques of drama, such as speaker and conflict, to tell a story
Musical devices
such as alliteration, onomatopoeia, assonance, consonance, meter, repetition, and rhyme give poems a melodious quality