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Masculine rhyme

-Single rhyme
-Rhyme in which the repeated accented vowel sound involves only one syllable

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Feminine rhyme

A rhyme in which the repeated accented vowel sound involves two or more syllables

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Prose poem

Short composition having the intentions of poetry but written in prose rather than verse

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Rhetorical stress

In natural speech, as in prose and poetic writing, the stressing of words or syllables so as to emphasize meaning and sentence structure

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Free verse

Non-metrical poetry in which the basic rhythmic unit is the line, and in which pauses, line breaks, and formal patterns develop organically from the requirements of the poem rather than from established poetic forms

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Euphony

Smooth, pleasant-sounding choice and arrangement of sounds

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Cacophony

Harsh, discordant, unpleasant-sounding choice and arrangement of sounds

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Synesthesia

Presentation of one sense experience in terms usually associated with another sensation

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Villanelle

-Complex pattern of repetition and rhyme second in rank to the sonnet as a fixed poetic structure
-19 lines, 3-line stanzas, and four-line concluding quatrain

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Didactic verse

Poetry having as a primary purpose to teach or preach moral instruction