a comparison of two unlike things not using the words like or as.
a comparison of two unlike things using the words like or as.
using human qualities to describe something that is not human.
a form of personification in which actual human characteristics are given to anything human. The thing becomes a character.
the repetition of the initial letter (or sound) in words.
the use of words that imitate sounds.
descriptive language to recreate sensory experiences. Words that show what speaker: sees, hears, smells, feels or tastes.
the use, more than once, of any elements of language such as sound, words, phrases or sentences.
a regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem. Each rhyme is assigned a different letter.
rhythmical pattern determined by the number of stresses or beats in each line.
highly musical verse that expresses the observations and feelings of a single experience in the life of one speaker.
verse with no regular rhyme scheme of pattern
Tells a true or imagined story and has character, setting, plot, theme and point of view.
3 line Japanese verse. The 1st and 3rd lines have 5 syllables. The 2nd line has 7 syllables.
Humorous, rhyming 5 line poem with specific meter and rhyme scheme. Most follow rhyme scheme aabba
A poem with a shape that suggests its subject.