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alliteration
the repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
apostrophe
speaking to the dead as though they were alive
assonance
repetition of vowel sounds in neighboring words
blank verse
poetry that is unrhymed but has a fixed meter
couplet
two successive rhyming lines
figurative language
language that uses figures of speech and is not literal
free verse
poetry with no regular rhyme, meter, or line length
hyperbole
an extreme exaggeration
lyric
a songlike poem
metaphor
a comparison that does not use like or as
meter
a pattern of stressed and unstressed sylables in a line of poetry
narrative
a poem that tells a story
onomatopoeia
words that sound like there meaning
oxymoron
two opposite words placed next to one another for contrast
personification
giving human characteristics to non human things
rhyme
words that have the same ending sounds
rhythm
the metrical pattern
satire
making fun of something to prove a point
simile
a comparison using like or as
stanza
a grouping of lines in poetry
symbol
something that stands for something else