Poetry

Alliteration
The repetition of consonants in words and phrases.
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Assonance
The repetition of vowel sounds in words and phrases.
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Blank verse
Unrhymed poetry written in iambic pentameter.
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Comedy
Nowadays a work which makes us laugh, but used to be work with happy endings.
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Compound words
Double-barrelled words made by combining two existing, and often unrelated, words. They are often used to condense description.
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Connotation
The suggestion or implication evoked by a word, phrase or statement.
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Couplet
Two lines of poetry together. A rhyming couplet is two lines of poetry together which rhyme.
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Dialogue
Two or more characters speaking to each other.
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Dramatic irony
The audience of a play is aware of facts that the character(s) are not.
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Form
The shape or pattern in which a poem is written.
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Free verse
Poetry which seems to have no set pattern, stanzas of rhyme scheme.
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Iambic pentameter
A line of poetry made up of ten syllables with alternating light or heavy beats.
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Irony
Saying one thing but meaning the opposite.
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Juxtaposition
Putting two things side by side in order to show a relationship between them.
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Metaphor
A comparison that says one thing is another thing.
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Narrative
A story; it can be a novel, short story, poem or spoken.
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Onomatopoeia
Words which describe sounds and also sound like that which they describe.
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Oxymoron
The linking together of contradictory or opposite words.
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Paradox
The joining together of ideas or concepts which appear to be contradictory but actually make sense another way.
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Parody
The style of an author or work is imitated and either matched to a trivial subject or exaggerated for comic purposes.
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Prose
A piece of continuous writing which is not verse or dialogue.
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Quatrain
Four line of poetry.
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Simile
A comparison which uses the words like or as.
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Sonnet
A poem of fourteen lines written in the iambic pentameter.
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Stanza
Section of poetry comprising a group of verse lines.
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The repetition of vowel sounds in words and phrases.

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Assonance

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Unrhymed poetry written in iambic pentameter.

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Card 4

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Nowadays a work which makes us laugh, but used to be work with happy endings.

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Card 5

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Double-barrelled words made by combining two existing, and often unrelated, words. They are often used to condense description.

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