Repetition of consonant sounds, primarily at the beginning of the word.
The repetition of vowel sounds in a sentence, line of poetry, or prose.
A narrative poem written in four-line stanzas, characterized by swift action, rhythm, and directly narrated.
A line of poetry or prose in unrhymed iambic pentameter.
A poem written to suggest the shape of its subject matter.
The associations called up by a word that goes beyond its dictionary meaning.
A pair of rhymed lines that may/may not constitute a separate stanza.
The dictionary meaning of a word.
The selection of words in a literary work.
A lyric poem that laments the dead.
A speech or writing in praise of any specific thing. Especially those dead or retired.
A short text honoring a deceased person.
A long narrative poem narrating the journey of a hero.
A form of language use in which writers and speakers convey something other than what is said.
Poetry without a regular pattern of meter/rhyme.
Traditional Japanese poem, three lines, written 5-7-5 syllables.
An exaggerated figure of speech.
An unstressed, followed by a stressed, syllable.
The pattern of related comparative aspects in language.
A type of poem characterized by brevity, compression, and expression.
A comparison between essentially unlike things without a comparative word such as: “like” or “as.”
The pattern of rhythmic accents in poems.
The feeling the author tries to create through imagery.
A long, stately poem in stanzas of varied length, meter, and form.
Words that imitate the sounds they describe.
A line with 5 metered feet.
The endowment of inanimate objects or abstract concepts with human characteristics.
A four-line stanza, the first and second four lines in a Petrachan sonnet.
The matching of final vowel or consonant sounds in two or more words.
The recurrence of accent or stress in a line of verse.
A figure of speech involving a comparison between unlike things such as like, as, or as though.
A fourteen line poem in iambic pentameter.
A division or unit of a poem that is repeated in the same form.
The implied attitude of a writer towards the subject.
Either a definite number of lines of poetry, or a general term for poetic composition.