Definitions of Poetic Devices 1.Form:The way a poem looks- or its arrangement on the page- Poetry is written in lines, which may or may not be sentences. Sometimes the lines are combined into groups called stanzas. Poets deliberately choose the arrangements of words and lines. Some poets even plan the spaces between words and letters to create the form. 2.Rhyme:Words that end with the same sound. 3.Rhyme Scheme:The pattern of rhymes in a stanza in a poem. An example of rhyme scheme abab abab 4.Rhythm:Internal 'feel' of beat and meter perceived when poetry is read aloud. The rhythm is the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry. Stressed syllables are those word parts that are read with more emphasis; they can be indicated with a ‘ mark. Unstressed syllables are those word parts that are read with less emphasis; they can be indicated with a Umark. 5.Meter: The recurrence of a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables. 6.Free Verse:Poems that do not have a regular rhythm and sound more like conversation. 7.Repetition:Repeating sounds, words, phrases, or whole lines in a poem. Repetition helps the poet emphasize an idea or convey a certain feeling.