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metaphor
an imaginative implied comparison between two unlike things.
Iamb
kind of foot
Pentameter
a five foot line
Penta
five
Iambic Pentameter
five-foot lines in which each foot is an iamb
mood
the general feeling or atmosphere of the poem
blank verse
unrhymed poetry that is written in iambic pentameter
free verse
a poem written in free verse does not have any fixed meter, rhyme or line length
symbol
is a person, a place or an object that stands for something else.
rhyme
the repetition of the same or similar stressed sound or sounds
end rhyme
in most poems that rhyme the repetition of syllable sounds occur at the end of the lines.
rhyme scheme
if the words at the ends of two or more lines rhyme
internal rhyme
repetition of end sounds within a line
feminine rhyme
it is more complicated than masculine
prose
the ordinary form of written or spoken language without any rhyme or regular rhythm
poetry
a type of literature in which the sound and meaning of language are arranged to create powerful images and feelings
stanza
a group of lines that form a section of a poem
rhythm
the pattern of STRESSED and UNSTRESSED syllables is called rhythm
stress
in both poetry and prose some words or syllables receive greater stress
meter
the rhythm of the line that has a regular pattern
scanning
counting the number and arrangement of stressed (strong) and unstressed (syllables)
foot
usually consists of one stressed syllable and its one or more unstressed syllables
setting
a time or place in which the action takes place
characters
the people, animals, things or machines that act or speak in the poem
plot
sequence of events
climax
your point of highest tension and greatest interest