23 terms

Elements of Poetry-complete

Use pages 324-327 of your textbook to define the following terms.
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poetry
A type of literature that uses sounds, rhythms, and meanings of words to describe the world in striking image ways.
lines
Groups of words.
stanzas
The lines of a stanza work together to express one key idea.
stanza break
Signals that one stanza has ended and a new one begins.
refrain
A line or group of lines that is repeated at regular intervals.
rhythm
A beat.
meter
Pattern of rhythm.
feet
Units of stressed and unstressed syllables.
rhyme
Repetition of vowels and constant sounds at the end of words.
rhyme scheme
A particular rhyme pattern.
alliteration
The repetition of constant sounds at the beginning of words.
repetition
The use of any element of language more than once.
onomatopoeia
The use of words that imitate sounds.
denotation
A word's literal, dictionary definition.
connotation
The ideas and feelings that a word brings to mind.
imagery
Descriptions that appeal to the five senses.
figurative language
Language that is not meant to be taken literally.
narrative poem
Tells a story in verse.
haiku poem
A three-line Japanese for that describes something in nature.
free verse poem
It has lack of structure.
lyric poem
Expresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker.
ballads
Song-like poems that tell stories.
limerick
Humorous, rhyming, five line poems with a specific rhythm pattern.
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