Poetry Unit Vocabulary

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Sensory language

writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the senses, sight, sound, smell, taste and touch.

figurative language

Is writing that is innovative, imaginative, and not meant to be taken litterally.

Metaphors

Describe one thing as if it were something else.

Personification

Gives human qualities to something non-human.

Similies

use like or as to compare two unlike things.

Sound devices

Add a musical quality to poetry.

Alliteration

Is the repetition of constant sounds at the beginnings of words.

Repetition

Is the repeated use of a sound, word or phrase.

Assonance

Is the repetition of vowel sounds stressed in syllables that end with different constant sounds.

Consonance

the repetition of final constant sounds in stressed syllables with different vowel sounds.

Onomatapoeia

The use of words that imitate sounds.

Rhyme

the repetition of sounds at the ends of words.

Meter

Is the rhythmical pattern or the arrangement and number of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem.

Ballad

Are song like poems that tell a story, often dealing with adventure and romance.

Free Verse

Poetry is defined by its lack of strict structure. It has no regular meter, no international rhyme, no fixed line length, and no specific stanza pattern.

Haiku

Is a three line japanese verse form. The first and third lines each have syllables and the second line has seven.

Rhyming Couplets

Are a pair of rhyming lines that usually have the same meter and length.

Limerick

Are humerous five line poems with a specific rhythym pattern and rhyme scheme.

Cinquain

A 5 line poem following a pattern.

Diamond Poem

Shows a change 1st and last line are opposites.

Bio Poem

Writting a Poem About Someone else.

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