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Figurative Language and Poetry Terms. Alliteration. The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words. EX: While I nodded, nearly, napping, suddenly there came a tapping. . Assonance. The repetition of vowel sounds within words.

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alliteration
Alliteration
  • The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
  • EX: While I nodded, nearly, napping, suddenly there came a tapping.
assonance
Assonance
  • The repetition of vowel sounds within words.
  • EX: On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before.
end rhyme
End Rhyme
  • Similar or identical sounds at the end of two lines of poetry.
  • EX: Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!

Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”

internal rhyme
Internal Rhyme
  • Rhyme within a line of poetry
  • EX: Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before.
repetition
Repetition
  • Words repeated within a line of poetry.
  • EX: From my books surcease of sorrow—sorrow for the lost Lenore.
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Form
  • The way words are arranged in lines, the way lines are arranged in stanzas, and the way units of sound are organized in rhythm and rhyme.
  • Two kinds of form: Fixed and Irregular.
fixed form
Fixed Form
  • Follows fixed (unchanging) rules.
    • Limited number of lines
    • Fixed meter
    • Fixed rhyme scheme
    • Definite structure

Examples: Sonnet, ballad, epic, elegy, ode, blank verse

irregular form or free verse
Irregular form or free verse
  • No rules- takes whatever shape it wants.
anaphora
Anaphora
  • The same word or phrase is repeated at the beginning of two or more lines.
  • EX: Or I guess the grass is itself a child

Or I guess it is a uniform hieroglyphic