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Rhythm

A strong, regular repeated pattern of movement or sound.

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Repetition

The action of repeating something that has already been said or written.

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Anaphora

The repetition of a word or phrase at the BEGINNING of clauses.

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Personification

The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something non-human, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.

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Alliteration

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

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Assonance

The repetition of a pattern of similar sounds within a sentence

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Enjambment

The continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a stanza

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Semantic fields

When a text (anything with words, whether it be spoken or written) has a topic or subject that a group of words relate to.

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Juxtaposition

The fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect.

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Colloquialism

A word or phrase that is not formal or literary and is used in ordinary or familiar conversation.

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Metaphor

When a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.

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Stanza

A set amount of lines grouped by rhythmical pattern and meter.

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Simile

A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind

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Conjunction

A word used to connect clauses or sentences or to coordinate words in the same clause

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Rhyming couplets

A rhyming pair of successive lines of verse, typically of the same length.

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Imagery

Visually descriptive language.

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Modal verb

A verb used with another verb to express an idea such as possibility that is not expressed by the main verb: They include: "can," "could," "may," "might," "must," "ought," "shall," "should," "will," and "would."

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Caesura

A pause near the middle of a line.

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Epistrophe

The repetition of a word at the END of clauses

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Asyndeton

The absence of a conjunction between parts of a sentence, e.g. I came, I saw, I conquered.

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Polysyndeton

When conjunctions (e.g. and, but, or) are used repeatedly in quick succession, often with no commas, even when the conjunctions could be removed.