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Sonnet

"Little song" a poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes, in English typically having ten syllables per line
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rhyme

repetition of two or more nearby words of the last stressed vowel and all the syllables that follow it

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meter

reccuring pattern of sounds that give poems their distinctive rhythms

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iambic pentameter

(type of meter Shakespeare uses) a line of a verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable ex.
Two households, both alike in dignity

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conceit

An extended metaphor (often carried through an entire stanza or an entire poem)

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scansion

the act of scanning a line of verse to determine its rhythm

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couplet

two lines of a verse, usually in the same meter and joined by a rhyme, that form a unit

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Imagery

visual description of an object or sense
-auditory (hearing)
-gustatory (taste)
-olfactory (smell)
-tactile (touch)
-visual (sight)
-kinetic (action)