Poetry Vocabulary

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figurative language

words that create vivid pictures by comparing things inunexpected ways

lines

rows of words

repetition

a repeating pattern of sounds, words, phrases, or lines

rhythm

a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables

sensory language

words that describe how things look, smell, feel, taste, and sound

metaphor

a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as

simile

a comparison using like or as

personification

A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes

onomatopoeia

Words that sound the way they are spelled.

alliteration

the repetition of initial consonant sounds

repetitions

Repeats sounds, words, and/or phrases (non-fluency)

stanzas

groups of lines in a poem

hyperbole

extravagant exaggeration

lyric poem

often has a musical quality, the primary purpose is to express emotions and thoughts

narrative poem

primary purpose is to tell a story, it often has a beginning, middle and end

haiku

a japanese poem form that is composed of 3 lines of 5,7,5 (syllables)

cinquain

a short poem consisting of five, usually unrhymed, lines containing 2, 4, 6, 8, 2 syllables.

assonance

the repetition of the same vowel sounds either at the beginning of words or inside the words

rhyme

a repeating pattern in the final sounds of words

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