English 11 poetry terms

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Rhyme

the repetition of sounds at the ends of words

Rhyme Scheme

a regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem

Meter

a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry; it is determined by the number of unstressed and stressed syllables in a line

Metaphor

a comparison of unlike things that does not use like or as

Simile

a comparison of unlike things that uses like, as, and sometimes than

Figurative Language

writing or speech not meant to be interpreted literally; used to create vivid images and comparisons

Stanza

A group of lines in a poem: A poetry paragraph

Quatrain

A four-lined stanza

Personification

giving a non-human thing human qualities or characteristics

Couplet

A two-lined stanza that usually rhymes

Cinquain

A five-lined stanza

Symbol

something that has meaning in itself and represents something else

Mood

the overall feeling of a story or how the story makes the reader feel

Iamb

a unit of meter that is also called a foot. It consists of one unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable.

Iambic Tetrameter

A type of meter that has four Iambs per line (8 total syllables)

Alliteration

repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words

Iambic Pentameter

a type of meter that has five iambs per line. (remember that an iamb contains two syllables and so Iambic Pentameter will have 10 syllables per line.)

Tone

Author's opinion or attitude towards something in a work of literature

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