the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
A form of language use in which writers and speakers convey something other than the literal meaning of their words.
A comparison using “like” or “as”
A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
Language that appeals to the senses
elements such as rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, and onomatopoeia – gives poetry a musical quality
Repetition of sounds at the end of words.
Rhyme that occurs at the end of two or more lines of poetry
A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem
A word that imitates the sound it represents
A rhyming sound that is not exact.
Pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
A group of words together on one line of the poem.
A group of lines in a poem.
A pair of rhymed lines that may or may not constitute a separate stanza in a poem.
4 line stanza
A line or set of lines repeated several times over the course of a poem.
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
A poem that tells a story
A writer’s attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization on the sentence and global levels.
How the reader feels about the text while reading.
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
Repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis
genre of literature that can have rhythm and meter, stanzas, and lines usually used to express a feeling
Japanese origin of poetry, 3 lines, 5-7-5 syllables
a unit of rhythm in poetry, the pattern of the beats, it is also called a foot
first syllable is unaccented, second syllable is accented
first syllable is accented, second syllable is unaccented
a thing that stands or represents something else
a unit of poetry such as a stanza or a line
unrhymed iambic pentameter
the attitudes and feelings associated with a word
the literal or dictionary definition of a word
a 14 line poem stating the poet’s personal feelings
a poem in verse that tells a story
a poem usually written as a way of saying goodbye to something and is usually serious
a humorous verse of five lines
a poem that has not been deliberately composed but discovered by chance