Poetic Techniques

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A metaphor where something that is not human is given human characteristics
Personification
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A figure of speech used to compare two things, saying one thing is another.
Metaphor
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How the lines are laid out on the page.
Lineation
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The technical term for the 'verse' of a poem
Stanza
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The pattern of beats in the poem
Rhythm
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Same as a metaphor but using like or as to compare
Simile
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The repetition of vowel sounds
Assonance
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Using the weather to reflect the mood
Pathetic fallacy
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When something that is not human is described as having human characteristics
Anthropomorphism
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When a metaphor is extended over a number of lines or a whole text
Extended metaphor
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The repetition of the same or similar sounds at the beginnings of words
Alliteration
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When a sentence continues on to a second line
Enjambment
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A pair of lines that are the same length and often rhyme
Couplet
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When a word imitates the sound it describes
Onomatopoeia
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When the sounds of two or more words sound the same
Rhyme
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This is what you use to refer to a line of a poem (it is not a sentence)
Line
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When a sentence or meaning ends at the end of a line
End-stopped line
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Metaphor

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A figure of speech used to compare two things, saying one thing is another.

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Lineation

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Stanza

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Rhythm

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