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What means a group of lines that are linked together, often by a thought. This is similar to a paragraph

Stanza

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What means the pattern of end rhyme in a poem

Rhyme scheme

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What means a sound element of poetry it is the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables

Rhyme

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What means a repeated pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables

Meter

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What means a pair of rhyming lines in a poem

Couplet

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What means a four line poem or stanza usually united by meter or rhyme

Quatrain

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What means the deliberate use and arrangement of words to create a special effect?

Figurative language

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What means a comparison using like or as?

Simile

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What means a comparison not using like or as?

Metaphor

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What means a metaphor that is developed over several lines if writing or over the course of an entire poem?

Extended metaphor

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What means the use of a person, place or object that stand for something else

Symbolism

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What means the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words

Alliteration

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What means the repetition of a consonant sound in several words of a line or stanza.

Consonance

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What means the repetition of a vowel sound in several words of a line or stanza

Assonance

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What means a five line poem that is often humorous

Limerick

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What means a 14 line rhyming poem written iambic pentameter

Sonnet

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What means a meter in which each unstressed syllable is followed by a stressed syllable

Iambic pentameter

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What means unrhymed iambic pentameter

Blank verse

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What means poetry that does not follow a regular pattern of rhythm or rhyme

Free verse

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What means poetry that tells stories

Narrative poetry

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What means the repetition of similar sounds at the end of a word

Rhyme

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What means a long narrative poem that tells of he adventures of a hero of historic or legendary importance

Epic

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What means a narrative poem that usually tells a story with tragic over tones and a dramatic conclusion

Ballad

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What means poetry that focuses not he emotions or thoughts of a single speaker

Lyric poetry

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What means an extreme exaggeration used for effect

Hyperbole

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What means when you give an object, animal or idea that takes human qualities

Personification