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Repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words that are close together
alliteration
repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different consonant sounds in words that are close together
assonance
song or song-like poem that tells a story
ballad
two consecutive lines of poetry that form a unit, often emphasized by rhythm or rhyme
couplet
long narative poem that relates the great deeds of a larger-than-life hero who embodies the values of a particular society
epic
poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
free verse
language that appeals to the senses
imagery
poetry that expresses a speaker's emotions or thoughts and does not tell a story
lyric poetry
figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things without using a connective word such as like, as, than, or resembles
metaphor
a metaphor that is developed over several lines or throughout an entire poem
extended metaphor
a generally regular pattern of stressed and unstressed sylables in poetry
meter
use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning
onomatopoeia
type of metaphor in which a nonhuman thing or quality is talked about as if it were human
personification
type of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery to appeal to the reader's emotions and imagination
poetry
repetition of accented vowel sounds and all sounds following them in words that are close together in a poem
rhyme
rhymes that occur at the ends of lines
end rhyme
rhymes that occur within lines
internal rhyme
the power of rhymed lines in a poem
rhyme scheme
musical quality in language, produced by repetition
rhythm
figure of speech that makes a comparison between two seemingly unlike things by using a connective word such as like, as, than, or resembles
simile
fourteen-line lyric poem, usually written in iambic pentameter
sonnet
group of consecutive lines that form a single unit in a poem
stanza
person, place, thing, or event that stands both for itself and for something beyond itself
symbol
the attitude a writer takes toward that reader, a subject, or a character
tone