Poetry Terminology

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Apostrophe
A figure of speech in which the poet addresses an absent person/idea/thing
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Alliteration
A series of repeated speech sounds in a sequence
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Archaism
Dated/old-fashioned use of writing
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Anaphora
Repetition of a word or phrase
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Antithesis
Terms/phrases/ideas that have contrasting/opposite meanings
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Allusion
Brief reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance
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Ballad Meter
Second and fourth lines need to rhyme in A-B-C-B order
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Couplet
Successive lines of verse, typically rhyming and of the same length
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A series of repeated speech sounds in a sequence

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Alliteration

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Dated/old-fashioned use of writing

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Repetition of a word or phrase

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Terms/phrases/ideas that have contrasting/opposite meanings

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