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Alliteration

-repetition of consonant sound in initial position
-creates a musical effect in the text

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Assonance

-repetition of a vowel sound
-creates a musical effect in the text

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Consonance

-repetition of consonant sound in any position
-creates a musical effect in the text

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Euphony

-soft, pleasing sounds in a literary work; often accompanied by soft diction
-effect is to create a melodic effect in a work

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Cacophony

-harsh sounds and words in a literary work
-used to better allow the reader to feel the unpleasantness of a situation

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Onomatopoeia

-word whose sound suggests meaning
-example: the gushing water rolled down the stream
-aids in imagery

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Metric Feet

-examples: iamb, anapest, trochaic, dactylic

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Iambic Meter

-an unstressed followed by a stressed syllable

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Anapest Meter

-two unstressed syllables followed by one stressed syllable

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Trochaic Meter

-a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable

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Dactylic Meter

-a stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables

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Metric Lines

-example: tetrameter, pentameter, hexameter, etc.
-the number of metric feet in a line

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Amphibrach

-unaccented, accented, unaccented syllables

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Stanzas

-example: couplet, quatrain, octave

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Ballad Stanza

-abcb, alternating tetrameter and trimeter

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Rhyme Scheme

-end rhyme is expressed alphabetically (abbacdcd)

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Blank Verse

-unrhymed iambic pentameter

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Free Verse

-poetry with no regular rhyme nor rhythm

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Heroic Couplet

-Two rhymed lines in iambic pentameter; complete thought

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Spondaic Meter

-stressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable