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“He clasps the crag with crooked hands

“He clasps the crag with crooked hands

Close to the sun in lonely lands”

from “The Eagle”

END RHYME

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Internal rhyme

Internal rhyme

The repetition of identical sounds within a line of poetry.

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“We three shall flee across the sea to Italy.”

“We three shall flee across the sea to Italy.”

Or

“Hold infinity in the palm of your hand

And eternity in an hour.”

INTERNAL RHYME

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Slant rhyme

Slant rhyme

A slant rhyme or half rhyme occurs when the vowel sounds are not quite identical.

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“And on that cheek and o’er that brow”

“And on that cheek and o’er that brow”

A mind at peace with all below”

SLANT RHYME

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Setting

Setting

The time (both the time of day and period in history) and place in which the action of a literary work takes place.

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“Tiger! Tiger! burning bright

“Tiger! Tiger! burning bright

In the forests of the night”

SETTING

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Repetition

Repetition

The repeating of a sound, word, phrase, or more in a given literary work.

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“I sprang to the stirrup, and Jarvis, and he;

“I sprang to the stirrup, and Jarvis, and he;

I galloped, Derrick galloped, we galloped all three”

REPETITION

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Alliteration

Alliteration

The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words.

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“Swiftly, swiftly flew the ship”

“Swiftly, swiftly flew the ship”

ALLITERATION

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Assonance

Assonance

The repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different consonant.

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“. . .that hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.”

“. . .that hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.”

ASSONANCE

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Consonance

Consonance

The repetition of consonant sounds that are preceded by different vowel sounds.

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“Wherever we go

“Wherever we go

Silence will fall like dews”

CONSONANCE

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