Rhyme
Repetition of accented vowel sounds, and all sounds following them

Rhyme Scheme
The pattern of rhymes in a poem

Stanza
A group of consecutive lines in a poem

End Rhyme
Rhyme at the end of a line

Internal Rhyme
Rhyme in the middle of a line

Rhythm
Musical quality in language produced by repetition

Meter
The regular repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables

Foot
Building block of a meter

Scanning
Analyzing a poem to show its meter

Onomatopoeia
Use of words that sound like what they mean

Alliteration
The repetition of the same consonant sound in many words

Assonance
Similar vowel sound but different consonant sound

Iamb
An unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable

Trochee
A stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable

Anapest
Two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed syllable

Dactyl
One stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables

Spondee
Two stressed syllables