Alliteration- the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning, middle, or end of a line of poetry.
Simile- a comparison of two things using the words like or as.
Metaphor- a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unrelated things without using like or as.
Limerick- a humorous verse, of five anapestic lines.
Haiku- a three-line form that captures a moment in nature.
Personification- a figure of speech in which a lifeless object or quality is described in human terms or given human characteristics.
Free Verse- a common form of modern poetry that does not follow a set pattern of metre.
Ballad- a short narrative poem told in song like form.
Sonnet- a fourteen-line poem that usually follows a rhyme scheme and metrical pattern.
Couplet- a pair of lines that rhyme.
Concrete Poem- poems written in the shape of the poems main idea.
Imagery- the use of vivid descriptions, or figures of speech in speaking or writing.
Stanza- the division of a poem based on the number of lines it has.
Metre- the rhythm in a poem which is caused by stressed, accented or long syllables and unstressed, unaccented or short
syllables (the stressed syllables are italicized).
Line- a single row a words forming a verse, as of a stanza