Elements of Poetry
Mrs. Norton's English Nine Class
a literary form that combines the precise meanings of words with their emotional associations, sounds, and rhythms.
grouping of lines
stanzas with two lines
stanzas with four lines
a way of expressing ideas or feelings in a fresh way
comparing two apparently unlike things
making comparisons by using connecting words
language that attributes human qualities to non-human things
the use of a word whose sound imitates its meaning
the descriptive language poets use to create word pictures, or images
the details related to senses
the way for poets to achieve a musical quality
the pattern created by the stressed and unstressed syllables of words in sequence
the repetition of identical or similar sounds in stressed syllables
controlled pattern of rhythm
the pattern of end rhymes
has no set meter or rhyme scheme
the repetition of the initial consonant sounds of words
the repetition of vowel sounds in nearby words
the repetition of consonants within nearby words in which the separating vowels differ
the use of any language element more than once
a poem in which the writer tells a story in verse
a long narrative poem about gods or heroes
a songlike narrative about an adventure or a romance
a poem in which the writer tells a story using a character's own thoughts or statements
a brief poem in which the author expresses the feelings of a single speaker, creating a single effect on the reader
a poem obtaining three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables
a fourteen-line lyric poem with formal patterns of rhyme, rhythm, and line structure
buzz, hiss, thud, sizzle
Say our love is like the sun, not like the moon.
a reference to another work of literature, person, or event
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
"child of silence"
"live and love"
an overall feeling created by the setting, plot, and images