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Mrs.Polk colleyville middle school poem vocabulary

These are words that we have to learn for Mrs. Polk's class.
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alliteration
the repitition of the same first letter or initial consonant sound in a series of words.
assonance
a poetic device in which the vowels in consecutive words are similar
consonance
a poetic device in which the final consonants in the stressed syllables are the same, but the vowels that come before them sound different
hyperbole
the use of exreme exagerration in speaking or writing, usually not meant to be taken seriously
imagery
use of word pictures, images, in writing to make a description more vivid through precise or colorful language
metaphor
a figure of speech in which a comparison is made without using the word like or as
meter
the regular pattern of beats in a poem
onomatopoeia
the formation of words and images in imitation of acrual sounds
rhyme
the repetition of syllables that sound alike, especially at the ends of lines of poetry
internal rhyme
this occurs at some place after the beginning and before the closing syllables
end rhyme
this occurs at the end of the lines
beginning rhyme
this occurs in the first syllables of the lines
rhythm
a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables, like a regular musical beat, especially in a poem or song
similie
a figure of speech in which a comparison is made using the words like or as
tone
the total effect language, word choice, and sentence structure a writer used to express a certain feeling or attitude toward the subject
personification
a descripition in which human qualities are given to something that is not human
speaker
the voice of a poem; the person doing the speaking
poetic license
the freedom a poet takes with language making up new words, running words, together, or using unusual word order
inversion
a reveal of the usual order of words to achieve some kind of emphasis
stanza
a group of lines forming a unit in a poem
diction
the writer's choice of words of manner of expression
dialect
a representation of the speech patterns of a perticular region or social group
refrain
a word, phrase, or group of lines that is repeated regularly in a poem or song, usually at the end of each stanza
allusion
a reference in one work of literature to another work of literature to a well-known event, person, or place
theme
the main idea or the basic meaning of a literary work
paraphrase
a summary or recapitulation of a piece of literature. It merely tells in the simplest form what happened
mood
the emotional situation that a piece of literature tries to accomplish
connotation
all the emotions and associations that word or phrase arouses
rhyme scheme
the pattern of rhymes in a stanza of poetry. Letters of the alphabet identify it
free verse
a form of poetry thst does not obey the rules of metrical verse
ballad
a story told in verse and usually meant to be sung
haiku
a three line poem with 5 syllables the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, 5 syllables in the third line
limerick
a comic poem written in three long and two short lines using the rhyme scheme aabba
lyric
a poen that is used for the expression of personal thoughts and feelings. It leaves the reader with a single, intense impression.
couplet
two-line stanza, usually rhymed
tercet
a three-line stanza, usually rhymed
quatrain
a four-line stanza, usually rhymed
octave
an eight-line stanza, contains some rhyme
symbol
an object, a person, a place, or an action that is used to represent or suggest something else
repetition
the return of a word, phrase, stanza form, or effect in any form of literature