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Useful Vocabulary

Words that will help you with your writing

Alliteration - The repetition of aconsonant sound. This si important because it makes words stand out, and because it can help set the mood for something.

Assonance - The repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds in neighboring words. THis create a sort of tone, it adds tone to your poem if your use assonance 

Ballad - A poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas.

Bank Verse - Verse without rhyme, esp. that which uses iambic pentameter.

Caesura- A pause near the middle of a line.

Couplet- Two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, forming a unit.

Diction- The choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing.

End rhyme- rhymed on the terminal syllables of the verses.

Enjambment- the continuation of a syntactic unit from one line of verse into the next line without a pause.

Epic (as in poem)- a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds

Free verse- Poetry that does not rhyme or have a regular meter.

Imagery- Visually descriptive or figurative language

Lyric- Expressing the writer's emotions, usually briefly and in stanzas.

Metaphor-Comparing without using like for as.

Meter- The rhythm of a piece of poetry, determined by the number and length of feet in a line

Ode- 2.A poem meant to be sung.

Onomatopoeia-The use of such words for rhetorical effect.

Repetition- The action of repeating something.

Rhyme scheme- The ordered pattern of rhymes

Rhythm- A strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound

Simile- Comparing to unlike this using like or as.

Sonnet- A poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes, in English typically having ten syllables per line.

Stanza- A group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse.

Theme- The subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition

Tone- The overall quality of a musical or vocal sound

Verse- Writing arranged with a metrical rhythm, typically having a rhyme.

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