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Alliteration

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

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Antithesis

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

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Anaphora

The repition of words or phrases at the beginning of lines of poetry or grammarical units

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Assonance

The repitition of similar vowel sounds in a series of words (clasps, crag, hands)

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Caesura

A pause in the middle of the 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 create 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 and into the next with no punctuation at the end of the first 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 proceeding consonant sounds

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Slant rhyme

A line between two words with similar but slightly mismatched sounds (star and door)

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End rhyme

Rhyme that occurs at the ends of corresponding lines of poetry

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Meter

The regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables

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Onomatopoeia

The use of words that sound like what they mean

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Poetic feet

The specific combination of 2 or 3 stressed and or unstressed syllables

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Rhetoric

The art of public speaking