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What is antithesis

Words and phrases with opposite meanings are balanced against each other

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What is apostrophe

Words that are spoken to a person who is absent or imaginary or to an object or abstract idea

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What is assonance

Repetition of similar sounds, especially vowel sounds, usually in the middle of a word

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What is a ballad

A poem that tells a story, often has a repeated refrain

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What is blank verse

Unrhymed iambic pentameter

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What is caesura

Natural pause or break in a line or poetry

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What is consonance

Repetition of similar consonant sounds, especially at the ends of words

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What is a couplet

A pair of lines that are the same length and usually rhyme

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What is an epic

A long, serous poem that tells the story of a heroic figure

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What is a figure of speech

Words or sounds are arranged In a particular way to achieve a particular effect

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What is free verse

Either rhymed or unrhymed lines that have no set meter

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What is a hyperbole

Deliberate exaggeration is used for emphasis

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What is iambic pentameter

A type of meter in poetry,there are five iambs to a line

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What is a metaphor

Two things are compared, usually by saying one thing is another

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What is a meter

The arrangement of a line of poetry by the number of syllables and the rhythm of stressed syllables

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What is a narrative

Telling a story

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What is an onomatopoeia

Words used to imitate sounds

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What is personification

Things or abstract ideas are given human attributes

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What is poetry

A type of literature that is written in meter

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What is refrain

The occurrence of the same or similar sounds at the end of two or more words

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What is a simile

Two things are compared using the words "like" or "as"

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What Is a stanza

A group of lines

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What is a synecdoche

A part is used to designate the whole or the whole is used to designate a part

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What is a verse

A single metrical line is of poetry, or poetry in general

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What is alliteration

Repetition of similar sounds at the beginning of words