p o e t r y t e r m s. alliteration. definition the repetition of identical consonant sounds at the beginnings of words. . example s Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Sally sells seashells by the seashore. Veni , vidi , vici . allusion. definition
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These tags I’ll pop, and boast in rhyming verse
that what I wear puts swagger in my gait;
though twenty shillings have I in my purse,
my self-esteem and manhood both inflate
when lofty furs I purchase for a cent.
Thy grandpa’s clothes are worthy salvage, though
they smell a trifle musty. Still, I spent
much less to dress myself from head to toe.
To save or not to save? The question’s moot.
I’ll never give my coin to high-street crooks.
These dusty shelves will yield their hidden loot
to those, like me, more frugal in their looks.
Like ancient coins washed up on distant shores,
I’ll find my treasures in these thrifty stores.
“Hides the eyes beneath the bill of the cap
Walks amongst the flies that hover over the mat”--Atmosphere, “Party For the Fight to Write”
I do not like them in a house.
I do not like them with a mouse.
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere.
I would not eat them in a box.
I would not eat them with a fox.
I do not like green eggs and ham.
I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.