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Alliteration

A repetition of initial consonant sounds in adjacent words

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Acrostic poetry

Poems in which the first letter in the text spells out a word or message

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Assonance

Intentional repetition of internal vowel sounds

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Archaisms

Words that are no longer in common use

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Cacophony

A mixture of harsh, discordant and unpleasant sounds used to jar the reader's attention

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Auditor

To whom the poem is speaking

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Blank verse

Unrhymed poetry, each line is iambic pentameter

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Consonance

The intentional repetition of internal consonant sounds

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Confessional poetry

An extremely candid and frank form of poetry

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Dramatic dialogue

A form in which two or more people speak

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Couplet

A pair of successive lines of poetry that rhyme

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Dramatic monologue

Poem designed to be said by one person

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Free verse

Does not conform to the traditional rules of poetry

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Epigraph

A brief explanatory statement that sets the poem within its intended context

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Iambic pentameter

The metrical pattern which consists of five iambic feet per lines, each iambic foot consists of one unstressed of stressed (pentameter means five per line)

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Haiku

A Japanese style poem usually about nature, it is a complete thought 17 syllables, 3 lines, divided into 5, 7, 5

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Repetition

Occurs when the poet repeats words, phrases or devices

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Lyric poetry

Poems originally meant to be sung or chanted

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Rhyme

Similarity of sounds of words

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Rhythm

The pattern of stressed and unstressed sounds

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Metonymy

Figure of speech that uses an attribute of a thing to stand in for the thing itself, inanimate objects taking the place of a person

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Sonnet

Poem of 14 lines written in iambic pentameter, 3 quatrains, 1 concluding couplet (rhyme scheme: ABAB CDCD EFEF GG)

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Neologism

A word entirely made up by the poet

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Stanza

A group of two or more lines which make up a unit of poetry

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Persona

The person who is speaking in the poem

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Syntax

The order in which the words are placed