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Alliteration

The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of closely connected words.

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Allusion

An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly.

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Assonance

The repetition of the sound of a vowel or letter in non-rhyming stressed syllables near enough to each other for the echo to be discernible.
(Go and Mow the lawn)

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Ballad

A poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas.

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Biographical Poems

Same as regular biographies but with an artistic flair.

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Blank verse

No rhyme uses iambic pentameter

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Cinquain

A five line stanza

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Concrete poem

Writing in the shape that it is about

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Couplet

Two line verse

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Foot

Combination of stressed and unstressed syllables

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Free Verse

No rhyme or meter

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Haiku

Japanese 5 7 5

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Hyperbole

Exaggerating

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Imagery

Visually descriptive words

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Irony

Something that normally signifies the opposite

Fire station burned down

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Line

Unit of language in which a poem or play is divided.

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Lyric poem

Emotional song like poetry

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Metaphor

Figure of speech in which a word
Or phrase Is applied to an object that it shouldn’t be.

(He drowned in a sea of grief)

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Meter

Stressed and unstressed syllabic pattern

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Narrative poem

Tells a story

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Onomatopoeia

Words that look how they sound. Splat bang pop

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Paradox

Self-contradictory

Beginning of the end

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Personification

Human characteristics to non- humans

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Rhyme.

Glow blow- masculine

Stocking shocking- Feminine

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Simile

Comparison using like or as.

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Sonnet

14 lines
Any rhyme schemes (10)

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Speaker

Word place character or object. That means something beyond what it is on literal scale

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Stanza

Group of lines

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Symbol

Something that represents something else. (Sun=Gods eye)

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Theme

Underlying message