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Onomatopoeia
The use of a word or phrase that imitates or suggests the sound of what it describes.
Poetry
Imaginative writing in which language, images, sound, and rhythm combine to create a special emotional effect.
Refrain
In some songs and poems a line or group of lines repeated at regular intervals.
End-stopped line
A line in which a pause occurs naturally at the end of a line.
Irony
The difference between the way things seem and the way they actually are.
Meter
Rhythm that continuously repeats a single basic pattern.
Simile
A figure of speech that uses the words, like or as, to directly compare two seemingly unlike things.
Run-on-line
In poetry, a line in which the meaning continues beyond the line.
Rhyme
The repetition of the same, or similar sounds.
Repetition
The repeated use of sounds, words, phrases, or lines.
Figurative Language
Imaginative language used for the effect and not to be taken as the literal truth.
Assonance
The repetition of vowel sounds.
Lyric Poem
A poem that expresses a personal thought or emotion. Most lyric poems are short and present vivid images.
Imagery
Language that appeals to the senses. Imagery is the combination or collection of images in a work of literature.
Metaphor
A figure of speech that compares or equates two basically different things.
Narrative Poem
A poem that tells a story.
Rhythm
The pattern of beats made by stressed and unstressed syllables in the lines of a poem.
Alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds, most often at the beginning of words.
Concrete Poem
A poem shaped to look like its subject. The placement of letters, words, lines, and punctuation creates a striking visual effect.
Limerick
A humorous five-line poem that follows a specific form: three long lines (1,2,& 5) that rhyme and two short lines (3&4)that rhyme. A limerick also contains a regular rhythm, or pattern of beats.
Haiku
A three-line poem, usually on the subject of nature, with five syllables each in the first and third lines and seven syllables in the second line.
Image
A picture or likeness that is created with words. Images are most often visual, but they may appeal to any of the five senses.
Theme
The central idea of a literary work, usually expressed as a generalization about life.
Stanza
A group of lines forming a unit in a poem.