essential poetry terms

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ENC 1142 - Seriously Funny Poetry Essential Poetry Terms Alliteration: Alliteration occurs when the same consonant or vowel sound begins two or more stressed syllables or words in a line of poetry. The consonant sounds need not be identical, but must start with the same sound; for example, “break” and “bat” alliterate, but “stop” and “shake” do not. Also, the alliterative words or syllables should occur within close proximity to each other, if not immediately follow one another. Allusion: An allusion is a reference to a (generally well-known) historic, mythic, or literary person, place or event. T.S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock contains an allusion in the line “I am no Prince Hamlet”. Assonance : repetition of internal vowel sounds in nearby words that do not end the same (ex: Public Enemy's 'Don't Believe The Hype': "Their pens and pads I snatch 'cause I've had it / I'm not an addict , fiending for static / I see their tape recorder and I grab it / No, you can't have it back, silly rabbit ".) Blank Verse: Not to be confused with free verse, blank verse is unrhymed iambic pentameter. Shakespeare is perhaps the best known practitioner of blank verse; he used it for most of his plays. Caesura:
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