Repetition of a beginning sound for effect.
Alliteration
Reference to a well known character or event from history, literature etc.
Allusion
Repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong. Ex: belt, felt
Assonance
Reassurance of similar sounds especially consonants. Ex: pitter, patter.
Consonance
A positive statement expressed by negating its opposite expressions.
Litotes
a long narrative poem about someone who does heroic deeds. Ex: The Oddessy
Epic
Language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation.
Figurative Language
Poetry that is free from limitations of regular meter or rhythm and does not rhyme with fixed forms.
Free Verse
Extreme Exaggeration.
Hyperbole
Phrase or word stating one unlike thing is another
Metaphor
Words that imitate sound.
Onomatopoeia
Giving human qualities to inanimate objects.
Personification
Repeats same word or phrase to make idea more clear
Repetition
Correspondence of sound between the words or the endings of words especially when these are at the ends of lines of poetry.
Rhyme
Comparing two unlike things using 'like' or 'as'
Simile
The person telling the story. (Not to be confused with author)
Speaker
A group of lines forming the basic reassuring metrical unit in a poem; a verse,
Stanza
Mental Picture created by the way the author writes
Imagery
Story poem or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. Ex: Animal Farm
Allegory
Phrase so overused it lost its original meaning.
Cliche
The use of humor, irony exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize peoples stupidity or vices. Ex: Animal Farm
Satire

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