Poetry Terms

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SimileUses a word such as like or as to compare two apparently unlike things
MetaphorCompares two apparently unlike things but does not use like or as
Personificationgives human qualities to nonhuman or inanimate things
Rhymerepetition of sounds at the ends of words
Meteris the rhythmical pattern or the arrangement and number of stressed and unstressed syllables
Alliterationthe repetition of consonant sounds in the beginning of words
Assonancethe repetition of similar vowel sounds in stressed syllables the end in different consonant sounds
Consonanceis the repetition of final consonant sounds after different vowel sounds in stressed syllables
Onomatopoeiais the use of words that imitate sounds
Repetition is the use of any element of language a sound, word, phrase, clause, or sentence more than once
End RhymeRhyme occurs at the end of lines in a poem or stanza
Rhyme Scheme a pattern of rhyme in a poem
Internal Rhymerhyming that occurs in a line of poetry or in the middle of the lines in a poem
Parallelism Repeating a grammar structure within a poem
InversionSwitching the normal order of a sentence
End stopped linea line of poetry that completes a sentence or phrase and comes to a complete stop
Couplettwo sentences of rhyming lines in a poem
Extended MetaphorA metaphor continues through out a stanza or a whole poem
Hyperbolean extreme exaggeration
Themethe underlying truth at the heart of the poem
Symbolsomething that stands in the place of something else

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