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Welcome to Young Writers' free Poetry Glossary

What is Repetition?

Repetition is when a word or sentence is placed more than once within a poem.

Examples of Repetition

Using a refrain in a poem.

Putting a chorus in a poem.

An echo verse has repetition when the word or syllable at the end of a line is repeated as a response in the next line.

A Kennings poem can have a repeated rhyme all the way through.

Repetition is used in poetry to help the poem become interesting. Repetition is used to help create a pattern within a poem.

Why don't you try writing a poem using repetition and enter it into one of our poetry competitions.

More poetry terms below.

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