Poetry Terms

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Poetry Terms
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2012-05-07 02:59:29
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  1. is the repetion of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
    alliteration
  2. is the repetition of vowel sounds within words
    assonance
  3. is the repetition of a regular rhythmic unit in a line of poetry
    meter
  4. literally means "name-making"; the process of creating or using words that imitate sounds
    onomatopoeia
  5. is the recurrence of words, phrases, or lines
    repetition
  6. the pattern of end rhyme in a poem and is charted by assigning a letter, beginning with the letter a, to each line
    rhyme scheme
  7. is the similariry of sound between two words
    rhyme
  8. refers to the pattern or flow of sounds created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllabes in a line of poetry
    rhythm
  9. is an indirect reference to a person, place, event, or literary work with which the author believes the readers will be familiar
    allusion
  10. is a pause or a break in a line of peotry
    caesura
  11. is a comparison between two essentially unlike things that nevertheless have something in common
    extended metaphor
  12. the process of determining meter. When you scan a line of peotry, you mark its stressed and unstressed syllables in order to identify the rhythm
    scansion
  13. run-on sentence; the idea or thought doesn't finish until the next line
    imjamit
  14. is the repetition of consonant sounds within and at the ends of words
    consonance

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