Poetry terms to be familiar with for testing purposes.


the repeating of the beginning consonant sounds as in "creamy, crunchy"


two lines of poetry that rhyme and usually contain one complete idea


an extreme exaggeration to clarify meaning


a comparison of two unlike things that do not include the words "like" or "as"


a pattern of accented and unaccented syllables in the lines of traditional poetry


is the use of a word whose sound makes you think of its meaning as in "buzz", "swish", "zigzag"


is a form of figurative language in which an object, idea, or animal is given the characteristics of a person


is a regularly repeated line or group of lines in a poem or song


comparison of two different things using comparing words such as "like" or "as"


a division or section of a poem named for the quantity of lines it contains; for instance, the couplet is two line stanza, the triplet, a three line stanza


is anything that stands for or represents something else. For example, a dove with an olive branch is a symbol of peace


a line of traditional poetry written in meter. It may be a complete sentence but most of the time it is only part of a sentence.

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