Poems that utilize the grammatical principle of parallel structure include repetition of words or phrases to show that two or more ideas have the same level of importance. Parallel components in a sentence are grammatica... More »

One of the most famous examples of parallel structure use might be Abraham Lincoln's "You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.... More »

The four types of family structure are nuclear family, single-parent family, extended family and childless family. Other family structures that are also recognized and are becoming more common are stepfamily and grandpar... More »

Some examples of poems with repetition are Edgar Allen Poe's "The Bells" and "War is Kind" by Stephen Crane. A single word, whole lines or stanzas, or the beginning and ending words are repeated throughout each poem. More »

Poets traditionally use alliteration, or repetition of consonant sounds, to link words with different meanings together and to contribute to the cadence, rhythm or musicality of a piece. Another function of alliteration ... More »

"Forced Entry" by Paul Curtis and "Is He or Isn't He" by Patrick Winstanley are two examples of adult Christmas poems. Adult Christmas poems are often satirical in nature; they are meant to poke fun at the season, freque... More »

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"The Pied Piper of Hamelin" and "My Last Duchess" are two of Robert Browning's most famous poems. Others include "Porphyria's Lover" and "Love in a Life." More »