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the repetion of the first sound of a word.

alliteration the repetition of the 1 letter
assonance similar vowel sounds in the words that end with different consonants.
consonance similar consonant sounds at the end of the words.
couplet two rhymed lines of poetry.
diction the specific words an author chooses.
extended metaphor a metaphor that is applied throughout the entire poem.
figurative language using language to create a particular effect.
hyperbole extreme exaggeration to make a point.
iamb a metrical foot consisting of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable or a short syllable followed by a long syllable.
iambic pentameter a rhythmic pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in which there are five stressed syllables in each line.
imagery the primary pictures the author uses to convey meaning in a poem.
metaphor a comparison of two unlike things.
meter the deliberate use of stressed and unstressed syllables to create a particular beat for a poem.
narrator one who tells the story in a piece of work.
onomatopoeia when the sound of a word suggests a particular thing.
paraphrase to restate a piece of writing in simple terms.
parody an imitation of something, usually with the intent of making fun.
persona the person created by the writer to tell a story.
personification to give human qualities to something that is not human.
quatrain four lines of poetry, which may be rhymed.
rhyme scheme the pattern of rhyme used in a poem.
rhythm like meter, rhythm refers to the beat of a poem.
simile a comparison between two unlike things using "like" or "as" to make the comparison.
speaker the voice that tells the story in a poem.
stanza a group of lines in poetry.
tone the attitude or behavior the speaker has toward the subject matter.
ballad a poem that tells a story.
free verse poetry that doesn't follow any specific patterns in rhythm, rhyme scheme, or line length.
haiku a three-line Japanese poetic form in the lines follow the pattern of five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line.
limerick a five-line poem that follows a specific rhyme scheme and rhythm.
lyric poem a poem that express the speaker's thoughts or feelings and creates a single, imaginative impression on the reader.
narrative poem a poem that tells the sequence of events of a story.
ode a long, serious poem in a praise of something.
sonnet a very structured fourteen-line poem that follows a specific rhyme structure and rhythm.
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