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Introduction to Poetry

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Section 1

Question Answer
AlliterationRepetition of the same or very similar consonant sounds in words that are close together in a poem.
AssonanceRepetition of similar vowel sounds that are followed by different consonant sounds, especially in words that are close together in a poem.
BalladSong that tells a story.
Blank VersePoetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter.
Iambic PentameterLine of poetry that contains five iambs.
ImageryLanguage that appeals to the senses.
Lyric PoetryPoetry that doesn't tell a story but is aimed only at expressing a speakers emotions or thoughts.
RefrainRepeated word, phrase, line or group of lines.
RhymeRepetition of accented vowel sounds and sounds following them in words that are close together in a poem.
End RhymesRhymes at end of lines.
Sonnet14-line lyric poem usually written in iambic pentameter and that has one of several rhyme schemes.
StanzaParagraph of poems.
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