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Simile

Compares two different things using 'like' or 'as'
Metaphor

Describes one thing as if it is another

Motif

A recurring idea or image

Caesura

Pause of break in a line of poetry

Onomatopoeia

The use of a word of phrase which has a sound that imitates the sound being referred to

Assonance

Repetition of vowel sounds

Ode

Poem which has a ceremonial quality is formal and has a complex stanza form

Rhyme

When syllables of words have matching sounds

Alliteration

Repetition on consonant sounds

Rhythm

A pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables

Metre

A regular patter of stressed and unstressed syllables in each line

Couplet

A two line stanza

Sonnet

A 14 line poem usually written in iambic pentameter and uses an established rhyme scheme

Enjambment

Running on of lines

Lyric

Short poem with a single voice and a personal tone

Hyperbole

Exaggeration in a simile or metaphor