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Ms. Buckley's Poetry Unit

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Poem
a type of writing in which ideas and feelings are expressed in creative ways
Poet
a person who writes a poem
Image
a word the creates a mental picture (uses one of the 5 senses)
Simile
a comparison using 'like' or 'as'
Metaphor
a comparison of two unlike things
Personification
when an inhuman thing does a human thing
Structure
the format of the poem
Theme
the message or lesson. A SENTENCE, not a word!
Repetition
when something is REpeated
Rhyme
when two words sound the same
Epitaph
a poem found on a gravestone
Free Verse
a type of poetry that does not follow any rules but the poet's ideas
Lyrics
words that form a poem in a song
Haiku
a short, ancient, Japanese poem format
Verse
lines grouped together in a poem