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Verse

term used to describe poetic lines composed in a measured rhythmical pattern,that are often, but not necessarily, rhymed

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Stanza

section of poem, like a paragraph in prose

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Couplet

2 lines

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Prose

the way we usually write and speak,no rhyme or economy of words

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Repetition

repeating words lines or ideas to make a point

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Refrain

a line or group of lines repeated regularly or irregularly

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Blank Verse

Unrhymed lines of iambic pentameter(10 syllables,every other syllable is stressed, the way Shakespeare writes)

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Rhyme

repetition of identical or similar concluding syllables in different words, most often at the ends of lines

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Meter

When a rhythmic pattern of stresses recurs in a poem, it is called meter

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Rhythm

term used to refer to the recurrence of stressed and unstressed sounds in poetry

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Metaphor

comparing two things NOT using like or as

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Extended Metaphor

an entire open or page of text making one comparison

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Simile

comparing two things USING like or as

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Personification

giving non human things human characteristics

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Hyperbole

an enormous exaggeration

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Symbol

something small representing something larger

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Alliteration

repetition of the same consonant sounds ina sequence of words, usually at the beginning of a word or stressed syllable(decending dew drops)

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Consonance

common type of near rhyme that consists of identical consonant sounds preceded by different vowel sounds, home, same(worth, breath)

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Assonance

repetition of internal vowel sounds in nearby words that do not end the same(asleep under a tree)

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Imagery

word use the that paints pictures in readers minds

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Mood

the way the setting affects the readers and characters

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Tone

how the AUTHOR feels about his characters and subject

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Allusion

reference to another literary work, person, place, or time

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Onomatopoeia

a word or combination of words that resemble specific sounds (buzz, rattle)

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Archetype

term used to describe universal symbols that evoke deep and sometimes unconscious responses Ina reader. common literary archetypes include stories of quests, initiations, descents to the underworld, and acents to heaven

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Speaker

the voice used by an author to tell a story or speak a poem. The speaker is often a created identity and shouldn't automatically be equated with the authors self