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Alliteration

Repetition of initial consonant sounds

Allusion

A reference to a well-known person, place, event, or work of art with which the author is expected to be familiar with

Assonance

Repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants in stressed syllables that are preceded by different vowel sounds

Coined Word

A word created by the poet

Concrete Poem

A poem shaped/structured to suggest something important about its meaning

Consonance

Repetition in two or more words of final consonants in stressed syllables that are preceded by different vowel sounds

Diction

A poets choice of words, usually discussed in conjunction with an adjective which shapes a poems tone

Imagery

Language that appeals to one or more of the five senses and recreates experiences

Metaphor

A figure of speech that makes a direct comparison between two unlike things using "is" or "are"

Mood

The feeling created by a literary work

Onomatopoeia

Words that imitate/recreate the sounds that they describe

Personification

Giving human characteristics to non-humans

Repetition

Using more than once any element of language

Rhyme

Repetition of sounds at the ends of words

Rhythm

A pattern of beats and stresses

Simile

A figure of speech that compares two unlike things using "like" or "as"

Speaker

The voice that "talks" in a poem

Structure

The way a poem is put together; the arrangement of words/lines to create a desired effect

Symbol

Anything that stands for or represents something else

Theme

A central idea that a poet wishes to communicate in him/her poem

Tone

The writers attitude toward his/her audience

Voice

A sense of the unique presence/personality if the author/speaker behind the words of a poem