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What is the tone of a poem

The writers and or speakers attitude towards his readers and or subject ( The tone can be happy,sad,playful,angry,frustrated etc.)

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What is the mood of a poem

The feeling or atmosphere of the poem

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What is a stanza

A section in a poem this is similar to a paragraph in prose

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What is a simile

A comparison using like or as

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What is a metaphor

A comparison not using like or as

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What is personification

Giving non human objects human characteristics

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What is a hyperbole

A great exaggeration

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What is alliteration

When two or more words in a sentence begin with the same consonant sound

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What is a onomatopoeia

A word that imitates the sound of the object or action it refers to

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What is anaphora

When two or more consecutive lines begin with the same word or words

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What is repetition

The repeating of word or phrase for emphasis or rhythmic effect

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What is an internal rhyme

When two or more words in a line of poetry rhyme

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What is a slant rhyme

A type of rhyme in which vowel sounds or word endings are not identical( the two words may sound similar but do not form a true rhyme example river and ever)

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What is a rhyming couplet

A pair of lines that rhyme(they are usually the same length)

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What is rhyme scheme

The pattern of rhyme a poem follows

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What is free verse

Poetry that does not have a regular rhyme scheme or metre

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What is a sonnet

A 14 line poem that uses pentameter(meaning 10 syllables per line), often iambic pentameter

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What is a allusion

A brief reference to a well known person,place,event,etc.

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What are the two types of irony and what do they mean

Situational Irony- An occurrence that was the opposite of what was expected
Verbal Irony-when a person says one thing but means another

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What is imagery

Words and phrases that evoke images or other sensory experiences in the readers mind including smell,touch,taste,and sound etc.