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Allegory

Saying one thing whilst meaning another

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Anapaest

A metrical foot consisting of three syllables. Di di dum

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Anaphora

Repetition of the same word

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Assonance

Repetition of vowel sounds

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Asyndeton

Missing conjunction from a list

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Blank verse

Unrhymed iambic pentameter

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Couplet

A pair of rhyming lines

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Dactyl

Metrical foot with three feet. Dum di di

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Elision

Omission of a letter, replaced by an apostrophe

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Iamb

Di dum

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Trochee

Dum di

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Free Verse:

verse in which the metre and line length vary, and no discernible pattern of rhyme.

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Homophones

Words that sound the same but have different meanings

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Hyper metrical

Having an extra syllable over the normal length

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Iambic pentameter

unrhymed line of five feet in which the accent usually falls on the second syllable of each foot (di dúm), a pattern known as an iamb.

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Lexical set

Words grouped today

Words of the week

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Metre

Stressed and unstressed in a line of verse

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Monorhyme

aaaa

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Ottava rima:

an eight line verse stanza rhyming abababcc

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Polysyndeton

Use of multiple conjunctions

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Quatrain

4 line verse. Usually abab

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Topos

Describing a person's physical features from head to toe

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Adjective

describing word

Red hat
Quick fox

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Adverb

Adds to the action of the verb

Ran quickly
Ran fast

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Conjunction

Joining word

And
But

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Noun

Names a person of a thing

Duck
Man

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Abstract noun

Properties

Invisibility
Gentleness

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Preposition

To
With
From
For

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Pronoun

He
Her
Them