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Poetry- Vocabulary

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stanza
a group of two or more lines that form a unit in a poem
Sound devices
ways of using words for the sound qualities they create
rhyme
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words
rhythm
the beat you hear as you read a poem aloud
repetition
the use of a word, phrase, sound, or line more than once
alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
figurative language
the use of creative comparisons to describe familiar things in new ways
simile
a comparison between two unlike things that includes the word like or as
personification
a description of an object, an animal, or an idea as if it were human
metaphor
a comparison between two unlike things that does not include the word like or as
onomatopoeia
the use of words whose sounds echo their meanings, such as buzz
Imagery
Words or phrases that appeal to the 5 senses
Haiku
A form of Japanese poetry in which 17 syllables are arranged in three lines of 5,7,and 5 syllables.
Couplet
A rhymed pair of lines
Rhyme Scheme
Pattern of end rhymes in a poem
Idiom
An expression that has a meaning different from the meaning of its individual words.
tone
The attitude the writer has towards his work