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- the repetition of the same or similar sounds
- She sells sea shells by the sea shore.
- when words are used to imitate sounds
- bang, boom, pow
- patern or repetition of similar sounds, especially vowels
- Try to light the fire.
- repetition of similar consonant sounds
- dark deep dread
- a rhyme that occurs in the last syllables of verses
- Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening
- when a word in the middle of a line rhymes with a word at the end
- Shelley's "The Cloud"
- the pattern of a rhyme (AA,BB...)
- Patrachian sonnets follow ABBA, ABBA, CDE, CDE
- something being done over and over again
- most stanzas in "The Raven" end with more
- a group of lines that is repeated throught a poem
- in songs the refrain is usually repeated during verses
- when two things are compared using like or as
- The house was as green as grass.
- comparing two things by saying one is like the other
- Life is a Journey
- giving human like qualities to things or ideas
- The candlestick in Beauty and the Beast
- adding deliberate exageration for emphasis
- Paul Bunyon chopped down a forest with one swing of his ax.
- an apparent contridiction that upon closer examination proves to be true
- You cannot walk out the door because you must always go halfway.
- words that are spoken to a person who is absent or imaginary
- "Science, true daughter of old time thou art" ~Poe
- where a part is used to designate the whole or vise versa
- "All hands on deck."
- where one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it is closely associated
- The crown of England held great power.
- the analysis of a poems meter
- Iambic Pentameter
- arrangement of a line of poetry by the number of syllables and rhythm
- Iambic Pentameter
- a metericasl foot of 2 syllables one unstressed and stressed (short then long)
- a metrical foot of 2 syllables one stressed and one unstressed (long and short)
- a metrical foot of 3 syllables two short one long
- The Cat in the Hat
- a metrical foot of 3 syllables one long then 2 short
- arrangement of a line of poetry by the number of syllables
- Mono, di, tri
- division or unit that is repeated in the same form
- couplet, tercet, quatrain
couplet, tercet, quatrain, quintet, sestet, septet, octet
- 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, lined stanza
- Shakespeare sonnets have 3 quatrains and 2 couplets