Poetry: Sound Devices Definition

End Rhyme
A word at the end of one line rhymes with a word at the end of another line.

Slant/Near Rhyme
Imperfect rhyme; close rhyme.

Internal Rhyme
A word inside a line rhymes with another word on the same line.

Rhyme Scheme
A pattern of rhyme.

Onomatopoeia
Words that imitate the sounds they are naming.

Repetition
A word or phrase that is repeated just once or in one specific area of the poem.

Alliteration
Consonant sounds repeated at the beginning of words.

Consonance
Repeated consonant sounds anywhere within a word.

Assonance
Repeated vowel sounds in a line or lines of poetry.