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Poetry Terms

rhythmrepetition of stressed and unstressed syllables
meterregular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
couplettwo consecutive rhyming lines
free versepoems that do not use a regular rhyme scheme
alliterationrepetition of consonant sounds
assonancerepetition of vowel sounds
onomatopoeiawords whose sound imitates something
balladsong-like poem that tells a story
epiclong, narrative poem about a hero
narrative poempoem that tells a story
lyric poempoem that expresses a feeling
odelong, lyric poem usually praising something
sonnetfourteen line lyric poem that follows a strict structure
elegypoem for someone who has died

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