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A long poem that tells a story, usually a folk tale or legend, in rhyme. Often set to music.
Concrete poems are "shape poems". The words, letters, and format of the poem along with the visual and the phonetic are used to get across the meaning.
A short poem of intense feeling and emotion. NOT set to music.
A poem that tells a story, narratives may or may not rhyme.
A piece of literature where the relationships between words is emphasized, used to create a collective impact on the reader/listener.
Repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of a series of words. Example: The wet waves wavered. The "w" is repeated.
Word that sound like what they mean. Example: "buzz".
A direct comparison between two items. Example: that dog has baby soft fur. Comparing the dogs fur to a baby's.
A comparison between between a non human item and a human so that the non human item is given human characteristics. Example: the tree stretched its arms to the sky.
A comparison between two disimilar things using "like" or "as". Example: the bedroom was as dark as an abyss.
A deliberate exaggeration to make a point. Example: she was hungry enough to eat a horse.
The opposite of hyperbole.
Two lines of poetry that rhyme.
Four lines of poetry that have a rhyme scheme.
Another word for "verse".
A paragraph of writing in a poem. Also know as a "stanza".
An iamb is two syllables. The first is unstressed and the second is stressed. The words "giraffe" and "destroy" are example of iambs. Five iambs in a line is iambic pentameter. Iambs are also known as feet.
When sounds match at the end of lines of poetry, it is considered rhyming. Example: "Up above the world so high / like a diamond in the sky".
The pattern of rhyme in a poem, indicated with letters of the alphabet. Example: "Twinkle, twinkle, little star / How I wonder what you are / Up above the world so high / Like a diamond in the sky" is an AABB rhyme scheme.
A pattern of sound in a poem, it may be a regular
pattern (such as iambic pentameter) or irregular (such as free verse).
A saying that isn't mean to be taken literally. If taken literally it doesn't make sense. Example: You're the apple of my eye.
"A thousand Paradises / in an apple blossom." Is an example of...
"Endless wealth, / I thought, / held out its arms to me." Is an example...
"Love is a young green willow / shimmering at the bare woods edge." Is an example of...
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