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English Poetry Terms
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a type of literature that expresses ideas, feelings, or tells a story in a specific form
the author of the poem
the "narrator of the poem"
the appearance of the words on the page
a group of words together on one line of the poem
a group of lines arranged together
kinds of stanzas
couplet, triplet, quatrain, quintet, sextet, septet, octave.
the beat created by the sounds of the words in a poem
a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
types of meter
monometer, dimeter, trimeter, tetrameter, pentameter, hexameter, heptameter, octometer.
poetry that does not have meter, rhyme, or regular pattern
written in lines of iambic pentameter, but does not use end rhyme
words sound alike because they share the same ending vowel and consonant sounds
a word at the end of one line rhymes with another word at the end of a line
a word inside a line rhymes with another word on the same line
a pattern of rhyme
words that imitate the sound they are naming or sounds that imitate another sound
consonant sounds repeated at the beginning of words the repeated consonant sounds can be anywhere in the words
repeated vowel sounds in a line or lines of poetry
a sound, word, phrase, or line repeated regularly
a short poem expressing an emotion
Japanese poem written in 3 lines
a five line poem containing 22 syllables
a 14 line poem with a specific rhyme scheme
a poem that tells a story
the words are arranged to create a picture that relates to the content of the poet
a comparison of 2 things using "like, as, than, or resembles."
a direst comparison of 2 unlike things
a metaphor that goes several lines of possible the entire length
the comparison is hinted at but not clearly states
literal meaning is not the meaning of an expression
an non-living object given human like qualities
person, place, thing, or event that represents something else.
refers to something else
language that appeals to the senses
comical literature that mocks the characteristics of the literary form
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