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Poetry Vocabulary

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alliteration
Consonant sounds repeated at the beginning of words
allusion
a reference in a literary work to something famous
approximate rhyme
imperfect rhyme, close rhyme, near rhyme
assonance
a type of alliteration in which repeated vowel sounds are in a line or lines of poetry
ballad
a song or song like poem that rhymes
consonance
a type of alliteration in which the repeated consonant sounds are anywhere in the word
couplet
a two line stanza
end rhyme
a word at the end of one line thymes with the word at the end of the other line
Free verse poetry
no repeating patterns of syllables, no rhyme, conversational, modern
imagery
language that appeals to the senses
internal rhyme
a word inside a line rhymes with another word on the same line
line
a group of words on one line of a poem
lyric poem
a short poem in the first person point of view that expresses emotion, idea, or describes a scene
metaphor
a direct comparison of to unlike things
meter
a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
narrative poem
a poem that tells a story
onomatopoeia
words that immitate the sounds they name
personification
an objuct, something natural, or an animal is given life-like qualities
refrain
a sound, word phrase or line repeated regularly in a poem
rhyme scheme
a pattern of a rhyme (usually end rhyme, but not alwas) ; this pattern is shown with letters
rhythm
can be created by meter, rhyme, alliteration, and refrain
simile
a comparison of two things using like, as, than or resembles
speaker
the narrator of a poem
stanza
a group of lines arranged together
symbolism
a person, place, or thing, or event that has meaning in itself also represents something else