Mrs. Shipley's Poetry Terms Examples

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Match the example of poetry to its definition.

metaphor

I am a rainbow

alliteration

Sally sells seashells by the seashore.

connotation

And on a day we meet to walk the line/And set the wall between us once again./ We keep the wall between us as we go./ To each the boulders that have fallen to each.

assonance

Hear the mellow wedding bells,/Golden bells!/ What a world of happiness their harmony fortells!/ Through the balmy air of night/How they ring out their delight

simile

O my love is like a red, red rose

denotation

My name is Debbie./ Mum says I'm named after my Aunt Deborah. who was on television once./ I wish my name was Desiree/or Delilah/something romantic./ Debbie sounds OK, I guess...

allusion

Christy didn't like to spend money. She was no Scrooge, but she seldom purchased anything except the bare necessities.

Free Verse

The fog comes in/ on little cat feet./ It sits looking/over harbor and city/ on silent haunches/ and then moves on.

Couplet

I found a starfish in the bay/when I was fishing yesterday

quatrian

Evening red and morning gray,/ Set the traveler on his way./ But evening gray and morning red,/ Bring the rain upon his head.

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