The repetition of consonants or consonant patterns as a rhyming device.
A verse consisting of four metrical feet.
An object that represents or stands in for a more abstract idea.
A common form of poetic meter where by lines contain five iambic (unstressed/stressed) feet.
A poem that tells a story and has a plot.
A relatively short non-narrative poem in which the first-person speaker expresses thoughts and feelings, not necessarily those of the poet.
Pictures in words people, places, objects, or activities through detailed observation of colour, sounds, smells, and touch.
A long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds.
A pattern of rhymed words at the end of the lines of a poem. Each new rhyme sound is assigned a letter from the alphabet beginning with "a."
Refers to the repetition of identical consonant sounds at the beginning of words in close proximity. (eg. Peter Piper picked a peck)
Giving human characteristics to nonliving things.
A direct comparison in which like and unlike things are brought together as if they were one.
A metaphor introduced and then further developed throughout all or part of a literary work, especially a poem: robert frost uses two roads as an extended metaphor in "The Road Not Taken".
The continuation of a syntactic unit from one line of verse into the next line without pause.
The series of events that occur which are building up to the point of greatest interest.
A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.
Writing that has the primary purpose of teaching a lesson or moral.
The repetition of the sound of a vowel in non-rhyming stressed syllables.
Refers to the literal dictionary definition of a word.
A type of verse that consists of or featuring trochees. (trochees- a foot consisting of one long or stressed syllable followed by one short or unstressed syllable.