Literature Chapter 6 Vocabulary Final

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alliteration

repetition of initial sounds in a line.

onomatopoeia

the use of words that sound like what they mean (hush)

rhyme

the repetition of sounds at the ends of words(songlike quality)

simile

uses like or as to compare apparently unlike things (Willow and Ginkgo)

metaphor

compares apparently unlike things by describing one as if it were the other, w/o using like or as (Fame is a Bee)

personification

compares apparently unlike things by describing something non-human as of it were human (April Rain Song)

folk tales

stories told by and about ordinary people that communicate the shared ideas of a culture

fables

stories that usually feature animals that speak and act like humans that usually has a moral, a lesson about how to live

free verse

a poem with no set rhyme , rhythm or meter.

haiku

A three line unrhymed form of Japanese poetry, often about nature, which follow a syllable pattern of 5-7-5

legend

a narrative handed down from the past, containing historical elements and usually supernatural elements

myth

A traditional story about gods, ancestors, or heroes, told to explain the natural world or the customs and beliefs of a society.

scheme

a pattern of words or sentence construction used for rhetorical effect

speaker

the person speaking in the poem, like the narrator in prose - not always the poet

stanza

Lines of poetry separated into groups.

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