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Free Verse
When a poem does not have definite rhyme scheme or regular rhythm.
Internal Rhyme
The repeated sounds that come within the lines of the poem.
Rhyme Scheme
The pattern of end rhymes in a poem.
Stanza
A unit of orginization in which a pattern of lines is established
Refrain
A word or group of words repeated at intervals, usually at the end of a stanza, which sums up or carries along some important idea in a poem.
Onomatopoeia
A word or group of words that imitates the sounds the words are describing. (buzz/zoom)
Alliteration
The repition of an initial sound or consonant in words
Assonance
The repition of a vowel sound in words closely realted
Couplet
Two lines of verse which rhyme, used as a unit or part of a poem. Used to give greater emphasis to the idea
Tercet
Three lines of a verse that make a unit
Denotations
The denotation of a word is its dictionary definition
Connotations
The connotations are all those associations which the word causes to rise in our mind
Imagery
The use of language that calls to mind something perceived by the five senses
Metaphor
A figure of speech based on a comparison in which an item is said to be another, dissimilar item