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Alliteration

The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
EX: "From Forth the Fatal Loins of these two Foes;
A pair of star-cross'd Lovers take their Life.

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Allusion

A brief reference to a real or fictional person, event, place, or work of art.

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Assonance

The repetition of vowel sounds in a chunk of text.\
EX: "Ivan will trY to LIght the fIre." (L is supposed to be lower case)

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Ballad

A story/narrative in poetic form.

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Consonance

The repetition of consonant sounds, but not vowels, in a chunk of test
EX: A worM naMed Maurice took the garden by storM.

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Diction

The author's specific word choice.

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Enjambment

This occurs when one line ends without a pause or any punctuation and continues onto the next line.
EX: If this were a poem,
THIS WOULD BE
AN EXAMPLE OF THE TECHNIQUE

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Free Verse

Poetry that does not rhyme or have a measurable meter.

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Metaphor

A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two things without using connecting words such as "like" or "as."
EX: Love is a battlefield.

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Simile

A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two things using connecting words such as "like" or "as."
EX: Love is like a battlefield.

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Meter

The measured arrangement of sounds/beats in a poem, including the poet's placement of emphasis and the number of syllables per line.

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Onomatpoeia

A word that sounds like what it means.
EX: buzz, click, bang, sizzle

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Rhythm

The recurrence of stressed and unstressed sounds in poetry. Depending on how sounds are arranged, the rhythm of a poem may be fast or slow, choppy or smooth.

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Stanza

A unified group of lines in poetry. This is often marked by spacing between sections of the poem.

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Symbol

An object or action that means something more than its literal meaning.

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Theme

The central meaning or dominant message the poet is trying to deliver to the reader.

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Tone

The attitude the poem's narrator (this may or may not be the actual poet) takes towards a subject or character: serious, humorous, sarcastic, ironic, concerned, tongue-in-cheek, solemn, objective, etc.

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Verse

A single line of poetry.