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the repetition of sounds, usually consonant sounds, at the beginning of words in the same line or in successive lines
Alliteration
the repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants. these sounds may appear in the same line or successive lines.
assonance
a relatively short poem that tells a story; there are two types
ballad
ballad meant to be sung
folk ballad
ballad meant to printed and read
literary ballad
unrhymed poetry, usually iambic pentameter in which each line has ten syllables. Five of the syllables are stressed-- generally the second, forth, sixth, and eighth, and tenth syllables.
blank verse
all the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests
connotation
repetition of consonant sounds in conjunction with a dissimiliar vowel
consonance
two successive lines, usually rhymed, which form a single unit of verse
couplet
the literal meaning of words
denotation
poetry in which one or more characters speak to other characters who may or may not answer
dramatic poetry
a poem mourning the death of an individual
elegy
long narrative poem that relates the great deeds of a larger-than-life hero who embodies the values of a particular society
epic
language that is not meant to be interpreted on a strict, literal level because it would make no sense
figurative language
poetry that does not have a strict or fixed rhythmic pattern or equal line lengths, and which does not rhyme
free verse
(blank verse) a line of poetry with five iambic feet, each one with an unstressed syllable followed by one stressed syllable
iambic pentameter
a deliberate exaggeration or overstatement that is not meant to be taken literally
hyperbole
a word or phrase which brings a picture to the reader's mind or appeals to the senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, or smell
imagery
a poem whose sole purpose is the expression of an individual's emotions or attitudes. It is usually short and musical.
lyric