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Some Poetic TermsAlliterationRepetition of initial consonant sounds (big bad bear)AnaphoraRepetition of words at the beginning of consecutive linesApostrophe A figure of speech in which an address is made to an absent or deceased person or a personified thing rhetoricallyAssonanceRepetition of vowel sounds (father watched all the sorry sailors yawn)CaesuraA rhythmic break or pause in the flow of sound which is commonly introduced in about the middle of a line of verse, but may be varied for different effects.ChiasmusPattern in which second part mirrors first (derived from greek letter   (χchi) (“flowers are lovely, love is flowerlike” – Coleridge.)  (“firestone snow-tires”)ConsonanceThe close repetition of the same end consonants of stressed syllables with differing vowel sounds, such as boat and night.CoupletTwo-line stanza (traditionally rhyming)EnjambmentOverflow of a syntactic unit from one line to the nextFeminine ending

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Term
Fall
Professor
JamieHill
Tags
Poetry, Rhetoric, Assonance, Free Verse, Slant Rhyme, Coleridge, lyric verse

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