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Rhyme: Some poems have a pattern rhyme at the end of each line. For example, words rhyme in pairs (aa,bb) or some have a skip-skip pattern (abab). Check out the rhyming patterns of your favorite poems or make up some of your own. A couplet is one form of bound verse. It has two rhyming lines with about the same number of poetic feet in each line. Usually, a couplet's content is something silly. It has no title. Example: Take my nice, new shiny nickel (A) 4 feet Sell me that juicy, garlic pickle! (A) 4 feet A triplet, or tercet, is another form of bound verse. It contains three lines of poetry, usually rhyming, with about the same number of poetic feet in each line. It has a title. Example: The presents that you bring (A) Are not only just for me (B) Because you brought the spring. (A) A quatrain is a poem written in four, rhymed lines following a set pattern. They follow any one of four rhyme patterns (AABB, ABAB, ABBA, or ABCB). The poem usually has about the same number of poetic feet in each line. When quatrains are part of a longer poem, each group is called a stanza or "paragraph". There is a title if the quatrain stands alone. The lizard is a timid thing (A) That cannot dance or fly or sing; (A) He hunts for bugs beneath the floor (B) And longs to be a dinosaur. (B) Free Verse: Poetry can be free of any rhyme, and can have different numbers of words on each line. Alliteration: The same sound starts a series of words or syllables. Ex. The cold clammy hands clasped around my neck. Similes: A simile is a comparison using the words "like" or "as". Ex. He was as comfortable as a bug in a rug. Personification: Personification is making a non-living object seem alive, like a person. Ex. The wind groaned. Onomatopoeia: the formation of a word, as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent. Metaphors: A metaphor is a comparison in which something is said to be something else. Ex. the clouds are fluffy pillows. Refrain: Some poems have a refrain, or repeated words or phrases. This is similar to the chorus in a song.