A type of poetry that tells a story
A type of poetry that utilizes the techniques of drama; the speaker is clearly someone other than the poet
A type of poem with highly musical verse that expresses the observations and feeling so a single speaker
A poem that tells a stor, often of a single historical or legendary person; often one dealing with love an romance
a three-lined Japanese verse form. The first and third lines of a it have five syllables. The second line has seven syllables. It seeks to convey a single vivid emotion by means of images from nature.
Characters with their own points of view- their own attitudes, backgrounds, and ways of looking at reality. Their thoughts and feelings may be similar to the author or they may be utterly different.
A poem or speech in which a fictional character expresses his or her thoughts and feelings within a developing situation.
The repetition in two or more words of the final consonants in stressed syllables.
The repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants in two or more stressed syllables
The repetition of the initial consonant sounds usually at the start of words
The use of words to imitate sounds or suggest a sound
Something that has its own meaning but that stands for or represents something else.
A central message or insight into life
To draw a conclusion about something; an educated guess.
The feeling created in the reader when reading a poem
Descriptive language used to create word pictures
The writer's attitude toward his/her audience or subject
Writing or speech not meant to be interpreted literally; language that uses three figures of speech: metaphor, simile, personification
A figure of speech comparing one thing to another without using like or as; one thing is said to be another
as in a regular metaphor, a subject is spoken or written of as though it were something else. However, an extended metaphor differs from a regular metaphor in that several comparisons are made
A figure of speech where like or as are used to make a comparison between two unlike ideas
A type of figurative language in which a non-human subject is given human characteristics
Writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the 5 senses (touch, taste, sight, sound, smell)
A fouteen-line lyric poem; 3 quatrains and 1 couplet; usually rhyming
Consists of 3 quatrains and a couplet; a 14-lined poem, usually written in rhymed iambic pentameter; abab cdcd efef gg.
The use of a sound, word, phrase, clause, or sentence more than once
A stanza or poem made up of four lines with rhythm and rhyme
The regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem; the rhyme scheme of a poem is indicated by using different letters of the alphabet for each new rhyme
the repetition of sounds at the end of words
when the rhyming words come at the ends of lines
rhyming words appear in the same line in a oem
A pair of rhyming lines, usually in the same length and meter
the pattern of accented and unaccented syllables that form that basis of the poem's rhythm; meter signifies the number of rhythmic beats, or "feet" in a line and the arrangement of accented and unaccented syllables in each foot.
One unstressed and one stressed syllable in a 5-foot line
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
Verse without a regular arrangement of accented and unaccented syllables; it is free of the restrictions of a set rhythmical pattern for each line. However, since free verse poetry is divided into lines, the movement from one line to the next establishes a kind of rhythm
The arrangement, or pattern, of accented and unaccented syllables- the "beat"
Described in terms of stanza, form ,a dn meter
A group of lines in a oem, considered a unit. Often, the stanzas in a poem are separated by spaces.
a reference to a well-known person, place, event, literacy work, or work of art.