Blank VerseUnrhymed iambic pentameter
Slant Rhymerhyme in which the vowel sounds are nearly, but not exactly the same (i.e. the words “stress” and “kiss”);It involves consonance (“jackal” and “buckle”; sometimes called half-rhyme, near rhyme, or partial rhyme
Exact RhymeThe repetition of the same stressed vowel sounds and any succeeding sounds in two or more words.
SimileA comparison between two seemingly unlike things using “like” or “as.”
AssonanceThe repetition of same or similar vowel sounds within nonrhyming words
Onomatopoeiause of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning
StyleThe expressive qualities that distinguish an author’s work, including word choice, sentence structure, punctuation, and figures of speech.
RepetitionThe recurrence of sounds, words, phrases, lines, or stanzas in a speech or literary work. Writers use this to emphasize an important point, to expand upon an idea, to help create rhythm, and to increase the feeling of unity in a work.
PersonificationA figure of speech in which an animal, an object, or an idea is given human form or characteristics
SymbolPerson, place, thing, or event that stands for itself and for something beyond itself as well.
MoodThe emotional quality of a literary work created by the writer’s choice of language, subject matter, setting, diction, and tone, as well as sound devices, such as rhyme and rhythm.
Sound Devicesstylistic techniques that convey meaning through sound. Examples: FormSome examples of sound devices are rhyme (two words having the same sound), assonance (repetition of similar vowel sounds), consonance (repetition of consonant sounds in the middle or at the end of words), alliteration (words beginning with the same consonant sound), and onomatopoeia (words that sound like their meaning).
FormGenerally used when thestructure of a poem when it has a specific characteristics: rhyme scheme, meter, stanza lengt