Poetry techniques

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Alliteration
The repeatition of consonant sounds
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Assonance
The repeatition of similar vowel sounds in a line of poetry
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Ballad
A narrative poem written in 4 line stanzas
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Caesura
A strong pause within a line or verse
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Closed form
A form or structure with regular rhyme, line length or metrical pattern
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Couplet
A pair of rhymed lines
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Enjambment
A run-on line of poetry in which logical and gramatical sense carries onto the next line
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Figurative language
Where writers convey something other than the literal meaning of their words
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Free verse
Poetry without regular pattern of metre or rhyme
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Narrative poem
A poem that tells a story
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Onomatopoeia
Use of words to imitate the sounds they describe
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Open form
Opposite to closed form- freedom with rhyme and line length
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Personification
Giving an object human qualities
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Rhythm
The recurrence of accent or stress in lines of verse
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Stanza
A verse of a poem
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Symbol
An object or action that means more than itself
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Tone
Attitude of the writer
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Repetition
Are you joking?
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Theme
Message of the poem/ the point the author wants to make
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Contrast
Placing two very different things side by side
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Ambiguity
Where something can be interpretted in different ways
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The repeatition of similar vowel sounds in a line of poetry

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Assonance

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A narrative poem written in 4 line stanzas

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A strong pause within a line or verse

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A form or structure with regular rhyme, line length or metrical pattern

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