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Flashcards in Poetic Techniques Deck (11):
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Alliteration

When two words next to each other start with the same letter, consonance or assonance

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Half rhyme

When words almost rhyme but not fully

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Full rhyme

When words rhyme completely

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Metre

The basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse

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Enjambment

The continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza.

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Caesura

A pause near the middle of a line

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Quatrain

A stanza 4 lines long

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Stanza length

How long a stanza is

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Line length

How long a line is

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Oxymoron

Figure of speech that has 2 words that contradict each other next to one another

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Symbol

When a word/something represents another thing