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Rhyme

Words that sound similar
Ex. I don t like your pie, because you are a guy

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Metaphor

An expression that is used to replace something it does not literally mean
Ex. It's raining cats and dogs

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Simile

A figure of speech that compares two things
Ex. As black as coal

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Limerick

A five lined poem that is usually humorous
Ex. The limerick packs laughs anatomical
Into space that is quite economical.
But the good ones I've seen
So seldom are clean
And the clean ones so seldom are comical.

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Rhythm

The basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
Ex. The piece has a fast rhytme

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Sonnet

A fourteen line poem
Ex.Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour:
England hath need of thee: she is a fen
Of stagnant waters: altar, sword, and pen,
Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower,
Have forfeited their ancient English dower
Of inward happiness. We are selfish men;
Oh! raise us up, return to us again;
And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power.
Thy soul was like a Star, and dwelt apart;
Thou hadst a voice whose sound was like the sea:
Pure as the naked heavens, majestic, free,
So didst thou travel on life's common way,
In cheerful godliness; and yet thy heart
The lowliest duties on herself did lay.

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Hyperbole

Exaggeration
Ex. I could eat a horse

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Assonance

The repetition of similar vowels
Ex. Angry ants

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Onomatopoeia

Words that describe sound
Ex. BAM

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Haiku

A three line poem with 5 syllables, 7 syllables and 5 more syllables
Ex.Green frog,Is your body alsofreshly painted?

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Personification

Giving an inanimate object an action
Ex. The chair flew across the room

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Acrostic

A poem with a word spelt vertically and lines coming out of each letter
Ex,
Shining on my skin
Up in the sky
Nice and warm

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Pun

Play on words
Ex. The fruit farmer is berry competitive in his field.


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Alliteration

Use of the same constant at the beginning of words in a row
Ex. Hungry hippo

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Stanza

A verse in a poem
Ex.I love to write
Day and night
What would my heart do
But cry, sigh and be blue
If I could not write