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Alliteration

The repetition of initial (beginning) consonant sounds (clasps, crag, crooked)

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Antithesis

A rhetorical device that uses syntactical parallelism in two adjacent phrases or clauses to emphasize their contrasting meanings

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Anaphora

The repetition of words or phrases at the beginning of lines of poetry or grammatical units

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Assonance

The repetition of similar vowel sounds in a series of words. (Clasps, crag, hands)

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Caesura

A pause in the middle of a line of poetry usually indicated by a mark of punctuation

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Chiasmus

Two parallel phrases, clauses or sentences in which the second reverses the elements of the first, inverting the parallel structure

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Consonance

The repetition of terminal consonant sounds and more rarely of internal consonants that creates extra emphasis on the word involved. (Clasps, hands)

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Enjambment

A poetic device in which lines flow past the end of one verse line and into the next with no punctuation at the end of the first verse line

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Eye Rhyme

Word pairs that are spelled alike but pronounced differently

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Free Verse

Poetry with no set meter or rhyme

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Internal Rhyme

Rhyme that occurs between words within a single line of poetry.

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Perfect Rhyme

Agreement of sounds from the last stressed vowel sound onward with a difference in the immediately preceding consonant sounds.

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Slant Rhyme

A rhyme between two words with similar but slightly mismatched sounds. (Star and door)

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End Rhyme

Rhyme that occurs at the end of corresponding lines of poetry and

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Meter

The regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables


To describe a particular meter of a poem one must determine the poetic feet and consider the length of the line. Meter can produce various moods, depending on the combination of poetic foot and line length

Iambic Pentameter is the most common in English

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Onomatopoeia

The use of words that sound like what they mean ("clangity-clang") (hiss, buzz)

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Poetic Feet

The specific combination of two or three stressed and/or unstressed syllables that predominantly repeats throughout the poem's lines

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Rhetoric

The art of public speaking

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Rhetorical Question

(Short answer) questions asked not to receive information but to achieve an effect

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Rhyme

Two or more words having identical sounds in the last stressed vowel and all of the sounds following that vowel

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End Stopped lines

Lines of poetry that end with a natural pause indicated by punctuation

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Feminine Ending

In poetry, a line ending in which the final syllable is unstressed

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Masculine Ending

In poetry, a line engine in which the final syllable is stressed