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Assonance

Repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds.

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Ballad meter

Four line stanza rhymed abcb

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Blank verse

Not rhymed iambic pentameter

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Dactyl

Metrical foot of three syllables, including an accented syllable followed by two unaccented syllables

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End-stopped

Line with a pause at end

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Free verse

Poetry that is not written in traditional Meter but still rhythmical

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Heroic couplet

The end stopped iambic pentameter lines rhymed aa, bb, cc

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Hexameter

Line containing six feet

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iamb

Two syllable foot with an unaccented syllable followed by accented syllable

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Internal rhyme

Rhyme that occurs within a line

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Pentameter

Line containing five feet

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Rhyme royal

Seven line stanza of iambic pentameter rhymed ababbcc

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Sonnet

Poem in iambic pentameter, normally composed of fourteen lines.

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Terza rima

Three line stanza rhymed aba, bcb, cdc

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Tetrameter

Line of four feet

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Antecedent

That which has gone before to which a pronoun refers too

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Imperative

Mood of a verb that gives an order

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Modify

Restrict or limit meaning

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Parallel structure

Similar grammatical structure within a sentence or paragraph

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Periodic sentence

Sentence that becomes grammatically complete only at the end