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Alliteration

A type of consonance where the repeated sound is in the emphasised parts of the words

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Anaphora

The deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an effect

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Assonance

The repetition of a vowel sound between words to create an internal rhyme and rhythm

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Asyndeton

Leaving out a conjunction (such as and, as , I went, I saw) where one would normally be expected

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Cacophony

A harsh discordant mixture of sounds

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Caesura

A pause or break in the middle of a line of poetry

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Consonance

The repetition of a consonant more than twice in quick succession

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Elegy

A mournful, melancholic or plaintive poem, especially a funeral song or a lament for the dead

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Epistrophe

The repetition of the same word or group of words at the end of lines, clauses or sentences

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Epizeuxis

When words or phrases are repeated in a quick succession after each other for emphasis

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Euphony

Sounds which are pleasing to the ear

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Eye-rhyme

A similarity between words in spelling but not in pronunciation

Eg. Love and Move

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Feminine Rhyme

Rhyme that matches two or more syllables usually at the end of respective lines in which the final syllable or syllables are unstressed

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Fricatives

Sounds that are made by nearly closing your mouth including ‘f’, ‘th’, and ‘v’

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Half rhyme

Type of rhyme formed by words with similar but not identical sounds

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Masculine rhyme

Rhyme on a single stressed syllable at the end of a line of poetry

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Onomatopoeia

A word that sounds something like the thing described

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Parallelism

The use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same or similar in their construction, sound, meaning or meter

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Plosives

Sounds that can only be made by stopping the passage of air to or from the lungs like ‘p’, ‘t’, ‘k’, ‘b’, ‘d’, ‘g’.

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Polysindeton

The use of several conjunctions in close succession especially where some could otherwise be omitted

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Rhyme

The repetition of similar sounds or the same sound in two or more words usually at the end of lines in poems and songs

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Rhyming couplet

A two line stanza in a poem where both lines rhyme with each other

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Sibilance

A specific type of alliteration that uses soft consonant sounds like ‘s’ and ‘sh’

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Syllable

An uninterrupted sound that is used to build a word

Words with only one syllable are monosyllabic and words with many syllables are polysyllabic

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Syntax

The order in which words are put together to form clauses and sentences