English 7 poetry terms

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alliteration

the repetition of sounds, most often consonant sounds at the beginning of words

allusion

a reference in a work to a character, place, or situation from another work

atmosphere

the emotional quality of the writing

connotation

feeling you get when you encounter a word

couplet

two consecutive rhyming lines of pouty, sometimes forming a stanza

denotation

the literal or dictionary meaning of a word

diction

the writers choice of words

hyperbole

a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion

imagery

the word pictures that writers create to help evoke an emotional response

irony

a contrast between what you think is going to happen and reality

lyric poetry

verse that expresses the thoughts and feelings of a singe speaker usually shory

metaphor

a figure of speech that compares two or more things without like or as

narrative poetry

verse that tells a story

onomatopoeia

the use of a word or phrase that initiates or suggests the sound of what it describes

paraphrase

to put a poem in your own words

personification

a figure of speech in which a non-human is given human characteristics

quatrain

a four line stanza

refrain

a line or lines repeated in a poem or song

end rhyme

occur at the ends of lines of poetry

internal rhyme

rhyme that occurs within a single line

rhythm

the pattern of beats created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables

simile

a figure of speech that compares two or more things using like or as

stanza

a group of lines forming a unit in a poem

symbol

any object person or experience that means more that what it is

theme

the central message

tome

a reflection of a writers attitude toward the subject

repetition

one word repeated for effect

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