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English Poetry Terms
Accent
Prominence or emphasis given to a syllable or word.
Alliteration
The repetition of the same or similar sounds at the beginning of words
Analogy
Analogy is a likeness or similarity between things that are otherwise unlike.
Antithesis
Words and phrases with opposite meanings balanced against each…

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Refrain
A phrase, line, or group of lines that is repeated throughout a poem, usually after every
stanza.
Rhyme
The occurrence of the same or similar sounds at the end of two or more words.
Rhythm
Rhythm is significant in poetry because poetry is so emotionally charged and intense.
Stanza…

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