poetry vocab

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sound devices

they add a musical quality to poetry and are used to enhance a poem's mood and meaning

rhyme

the repetition of sounds at the ends of words

rhythm

the beat created by the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables

repetion

the use of any element of language more than once

onomatopeia

the use of words that imitates sounds

alliteration

the repetition of consonant sounds in the beginning of words

figurative language

writing or speech that isn't meant to be taken literally

figures of speech

many types of figurative language and are used to state ideas in a viviid and imaginative way

metaphors

describe one thing as if it were something else. Often point out a similarity between two unlike things.

similes

use like or as to compare two apparently unlike things and show similarities between the two

personification

gives human qualities to something that is nonhuman

sensory language

writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the 5 senses

images

word pictures created by sensory language

narrative

poetry that tells a story in verse

lyric

exresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker, often in giggly musical verse

concrete

shaped to look like their subjects

haiku

three-line Japanese verse form

limerick

a humorous, rhyming, 5 line poem with a specific

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