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Poetry Unit Vocabulary

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Sensory language
writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the senses, sight, sound, smell, taste and touch.
figurative language
Is writing that is innovative, imaginative, and not meant to be taken litterally.
Metaphors
Describe one thing as if it were something else.
Personification
Gives human qualities to something non-human.
Similies
use like or as to compare two unlike things.
Sound devices
Add a musical quality to poetry.
Alliteration
Is the repetition of constant sounds at the beginnings of words.
Repetition
Is the repeated use of a sound, word or phrase.
Assonance
Is the repetition of vowel sounds stressed in syllables that end with different constant sounds.
Consonance
the repetition of final constant sounds in stressed syllables with different vowel sounds.
Onomatapoeia
The use of words that imitate sounds.
Rhyme
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words.
Meter
Is the rhythmical pattern or the arrangement and number of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem.
Ballad
Are song like poems that tell a story, often dealing with adventure and romance.
Free Verse
Poetry is defined by its lack of strict structure. It has no regular meter, no international rhyme, no fixed line length, and no specific stanza pattern.
Haiku
Is a three line japanese verse form. The first and third lines each have syllables and the second line has seven.
Rhyming Couplets
Are a pair of rhyming lines that usually have the same meter and length.
Limerick
Are humerous five line poems with a specific rhythym pattern and rhyme scheme.
Cinquain
A 5 line poem following a pattern.
Diamond Poem
Shows a change 1st and last line are opposites.
Bio Poem
Writting a Poem About Someone else.