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TermDefinition
alliteration repetition of consonant sounds; beginning is called initial alliteration; internal alliteration is internally
assonance the repetition of two or more vowel sounds in successive words, which creates a rime
cacophony a harsh, discordant sound
euphony the harmonious effect when the sounds of the words connect with the meaning in a pleasing way
onomatopoeia an attempt to represent a thing or action by a word that imitates the sound associated with it
rime two or more words that contain an identical or similar vowel sound, usually accented with following consonant sounds identical as well
exact rime a full rime in which the sounds following the initial letters are identical--pure rime, perfect rime
consonance slant rime, half rime, a kind of rime in which the linked words share similar consonant sounds but have different vowel sounds
end rime rime that occurs at the end of the lines
internal rime rime that occurs within a line of poetry
masculine rime either a rime of one-syllable word or in polysyllable words--a rime on the stressed final syllable
feminine rime a rime of two or more syllables with stress on a syllable other than the last
eye rime a false rime in which the spelling of the words is alike, but the pronunciation differs
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