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What is:

Alliteration

Assonance

Colloquial

Polemic

Didactic

Enjambment

Caesura

Hyperbole

When the first letter of a word is repeated in words that follow

The same vowel sound is repeated but the consonants are different (eg he passed her a sharp, dark glance)

Language that is used in speech with an informal meaning

Writing that carries a moral message

Writing intended to teach or instruct

No ends/stops on a line in poetry

Break in the rhythm

Exaggerating for effect.

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Irony

Oxymoron

Pathos

Repetition

Rhyme

Tone

Word Choice

Anaphora

Epiphora

Dramatic monologue

The humorous/sarcastic use of words or ideas, implying the opposite of what they mean

Where two words (normally not associated) are brought together

Language that evokes feelings of pity or sorrow

The repeating of a word or phrase to achieve a particular effect

The way that words sound the same at the end of lines in poetry

The writer's tone/voice/atmosphere/feeling that pervades the text

A common thread in the author's choice of language

Repetitions of beginnings

Repetitions of endings

Where a speaker addresses an internal listener or the reader.

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Heroic Couplet

Envoi

Masculine Rhyme

Feminine Rhyme

Poetic Licence

Phonetically

Free verse

Iamb

Foot

Two successive rhyming lines of iambic pentameter

The final stanza/line that summarises the message of power

Stressed at the end

Unstressed at the end

Allowing the writer/poet to stretch reality for the poem

Saying a word as it sounds

Has no rhyme scheme/fixed meter

A metrical foot in poetry

A unit of stressed and unstressed syllables that determines what we call the meter, or rhythmic measure, in the lines of a poem.

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Monosyllabic

Iambic dimeter

Iambic trimester

Iambic tetrameter

Iambic pentameter

Iambic hexameter

Volta

Sibilance

Ballad

Sestet

A word or sound made up of just one syllable

2 iambs per line

3 iambs per line

4 iambs per line

5 iambs per line

6 iambs per line

Change in tone/rhythm

Repetition of words with "s"

A poem that tells a story (often a love story)

Six lines of poetry.

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Poetic licence

Anaphora

Epiphora

Authors putting liberty into reality to make a point

Repetitions of beginnings

Repetitions of endings