The way words are arranged in lines, lines are arranged in stanzas, and units of sound are organized to achieve rhythm and rhyme.
Writing or speech that is used to create vivid impressions by setting up comparisons between dissimilar things, [examples are metaphor, simile, and personification.
a writer’s or speaker’s choice of words
The use of language to evoke a picture or a concrete sensation of a person, thing, place, or experience
a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis
The grammatical structure of prose and poetry.
a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
Comparison using like or as
a poem usually addressed to a particular person, object or event that has stimulated deep and noble feelings in the poet
a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
excessively exaggerated; overstated; inflated beyond reason
a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize
the feelings or emotions surrounding a word
the dictionary definition of a word
being unable to tell the difference in musical pitch
concerned with effect or style of writing and speaking
a serious examination and judgment of something
A collection of various writings, such as songs, stories, or poems
the way a poet or songwriter constructs a poem or lyrics
repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses, or lines
particular structure or organization of a work
A regularly repeated line or group of lines in a poem or song
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
words that sound like what they mean
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
repetition of vowel sounds
The repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
The comparison between two things is continued beyond the first point of comparison. This extends and deepens a description.
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
The pattern of rhyme in a poem
the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements
an arrangement of a certain number of lines, usually four or more, sometimes having a fixed length, meter, or rhyme scheme, forming a division of a poem.
a stanza of four lines
two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme and usually express one thought
a common meter in poetry consisting of an unrhymed line with five feet or accents, each foot containing an unaccented syllable and an accented syllable
tell the message about life
uses repetition to emphasize
says it over and over to make you really get it