Free Verse Poetry Vocabulary

stanza
a group of lines arranged together
stanza

rhyme
words that sound alike because they share the same ending vowel and constant sounds.
rhyme

end rhyme
a word at the end of one lines rhyme with a word at the end of another line.
end rhyme

internal rhyme
when two words rhyme inside the same line.
internal rhyme

near rhyme
rhyming in which the words sound the same but not perfectly.
near rhyme

alliteration
constant sounds repeated at the beginning of words.

consonance
the repeated consonant sounds that can be located any where in words
consonance

meter
inertnal rhyme or beat or rhythm which the poem is read

free verse
a conversational poem; sounds like someone talking with you. Unlike metered poetry doesn’t have any repeated sounds.

rhyme scheme
uses letters of the alphabet to represent sounds.
rhyme scheme

simile
compares two things using “like”, “as”,”than,” “or”, “resembles”
simile

metaphor
a direct comparison of unlike things
metaphor