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Elements of Poetry

6th grade.
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image
a language that creates a concrete representation of an object or an experience.
imagery
Poets use colorful, vivid language and figures of speech to create _____.
Colorful Language
precise and lively words and phrases that help to create clear pictures in the reader's mind.
figure of speech
language meant to be understood imaginatively instead of literally.
Metaphor
figure of speech in which one thing is spoken or written about as if it were another.
simile
comparison using like or as.
personification
describing something not human as if it were human.
descriptions
a type of writing that portrays a character, object, or scene.
sensory details
words and phrases that describe how things look, sound, smell, taste and feel.
concrete poem
one with a shape that suggests its subject.
sound
this is created through the used of rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, assonance, onomatopoeia, and repetition.
rhyme
repetition of sounds at the ends of words (locks, box, and socks.)
Rhythm
the pattern of beats in a line of poetry or prose.
Alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of syllables (Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper)
Assonance
repetition of vowel sounds in stressed syllables that end in different consonant sounds (Lime,Light.)
Onomatopoeia
The use of words or phrases like meow of beep that sound like what they name.
Repetition
more than one use of a sound, word, or phrase.
symbol
a thing that stands for or represents both itself and something else.
Mood
the feeling or emotion the writer creates in a literary word.
Blend
a new word crated by joining together two old ones.