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Comparing two things using ''like or as''

E.X.=Gaby can eat as much as a cow


Comparing two things without using "like or as"

E.X.=John is a cheetah


Giving an object or animal human qualities

E.X.=The clouds in the sky were roaring like crazy


A group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words

E.X.Its rainning


Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

E.X.The popcorn was bigger than my head


Nearby words that begin with the same sound

E.X.=Carlos cant create his own creation


The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named

E.X. Boom, bang, pow

Internal Rhyme

A rhyme involving a word in the middle of a line and another at the end of the line or in the middle of the next.

E.X. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary

Rhyme Scheme

the ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or verse.


Roses are red

Violets are blue

Beautiful they all may be

But I love you


The measured arrangement of words in poetry, as by accentual rhythm, syllabic quantity, or the number of syllables in a line.

E.X.That time l of year l thou mayst l in me l behold

Capital letters

The form of an alphabetical letter (such as A, B, C) used to begin a sentence or proper noun; an uppercase letter, in contrast to lower case


By the sixth and seventh centuries the various letter forms we now use had been invented . . .. From the ninth century on all writing in the Latin alphabet, in whatever style or hand, used capital and small-letter pairs as we do now."

Line Length

When a poet writes in iambic pentameters, the length of the lines is determined by the form chosen to a significant extent.


True wit is nature to advantage dress’d;

What oft was thought, but ne’er so well express’d.”

word position

a place where someone or something is located or has been put.


a poem has stanzas