Glossary
Sound Devices

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Alliteration- is the repetition of consonance sounds in the beginning of words.
Assonance- is the repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants in stressed syllables.
Ballads- are songlike poems that tell stories. They often deal with adventure and romance
Concrete- poems are shaped to look like their subjects. The poet arranges the lines to create a picture on the page.
Consonance- is the repetition of similar consonant sounds at the ends of accented syllables.
Free verse- poetry is defined by its lack of strict structure. it has no regular meter, rhyme, fixed line length, or specific stanza pattern.
Haiku- is a three-line Japanese verse form. The first and third lines each have five syllables and the second line has seven.
Limericks- are humorous, thumbing, five-line poems with a specific rhythm pattern and rhyme scheme.
Lyric- poetry expresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker, often highly musical

verse.
Metaphors- describe one thing as if it were something else.
Meter- is the rhythmical pattern in a poem.
Narrative- poetry tells a story in verse. Narrative poems often have elements similar to those in short stories, such as plot and characters.
Onomatopoeia- is the use of words that imitate sounds.
Personification- gives human qualities to something that is not human.
Repetition- is the use of any element of language - a sound, word, phrase, clause, or sentence-more than once.
Rhyme- is the repetition os sounds at the ends of words.
Rhyming Couplets- are pairs of rhyming lines, usually of the same meter and length
Similes- use like or as to compare two seemingly unlike things
Symbol- is anything that represents something else.