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A symbolic narrative in which the surface details imply a secondary meaning
The repetition of consonant sounds, especially at the beginning of words
The repetition of similar vowel sounds in a sentence or a line of poetry
A narrative poem written in four-line stanzas, characterized by swift action and narrated in a direct style
A strong pause within a line of verse
A consecutive pair of rhymed lines within a poem
A lyric poem that laments the dead
A run-on line of poetry in which logical and grammatical sense carries over from one line into the next
A long narrative poem that records the adventures of a hero
Visually descriptive or figurative language in a poem
The measured pattern of rhythmic accents in poems
The use of words to imitate the sounds they describe, such as buzz or crack
The endowment of inanimate objects or abstract concepts with animate or living qualities
A subsection of a poem, sometime called a verse, that is separated from other sections by a space and typically follows a particular rhyming scheme
The implied attitude of a writer toward the subject and characters of a work
The subject or idea of a literary work abstracted from its details of language, character, and action, and cast in the form of a generalization
An object or action in a poem that means more than itself and stands for something beyond itself
A fourteen-line poem in iambic pentameter
A figure of speech involving a comparison between unlike things using 'like', 'as', or 'as though'
A six-line unit of verse constituting a stanza or section of a poem
The matching of final vowel or consonant sounds in two or more words
A four-line stanza in a poem
An eight-line unit, which may constitute a stanza; or a section of a poem
A comparison between essentially unlike things, WITHOUT using an explicitly comparative word such as 'like' or 'as'
A brief witty and often satirical poem
The omission of an unstressed syllable to preserve the meter of a line of poetry (i.e. the use of contractions, such as o'er and 'tis)
A metrical unit composed of stressed and unstressed syllables, the most common of which are known as the iamb, trochee, dactyl and anapest
A contrast or discrepancy between what is said and what is meant or between what happens and what is expected to happen
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