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figure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated
hyperbole
a figure of speech in which human qualities are attributed to an object, animal or idea.
personification
a line of poetry containing five iambic feet
iambic pentameter
the occurence of a similar or identical sound at the end of lines
rhyme
the pattern or flow of sound created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry.
rhythm
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
alliteration
a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things using the words like or as
simile
a metric foot (measurement of the line length) consisting of one unstressed (u) and one stressed (/) syllable
a metric foot
two consecutive lines of poetry that contain the same end rhyme
rhyming couplet
figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things that have something in common
metaphor
words that suggest or imitate the sound of the action object or noise they stand for
onomatopoeia
when two or more words rhyme within a line of poetry
internal rhyme
the pattern of end rhyme in a poem
rhyme scheme
a grouping of two or more lines in a pattern that is repeated throughout the poem
stanza
an indirect reference to another literary work or to a famous person, place or event
allusion