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LA: Poetry Quiz
Terms in this set (10)
The repetition on consonant sounds as found in tongue twisters. Ex: Laughing Lamas Lounging
Comparing unlike objects without using like or as. Ex: Time is a thief.
The image that the text creates in your mind as you read. Ex: The forest was dark and gloomy.
an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements. Ex: kick the bucket or hang one's head
The beat of a poem. Ex: Clankity Clankity Clank, Anhyiosanrs was built like a tank.
The repetition of vowel sound in a line of poetry (kind of like a vowel rhyme). Ex: try to light the fire
Where words in a poem have similar ending sounds. Ex: Little miss muffet, sat on her tuffet.
a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid EX: as brave as a lion, crazy like a fox.
Personification in poetry can show inanimate objects taking on human characteristics, making them seem more relatable, and often funny. Personification occurs in many forms of literature, especially where figurative language is used. Ex: Hey, diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
To see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.
Hyperbole poetry is poetry that includes the use of over-exaggeration for the purpose of creating emphasis or being humorous, but it is not intended to be taken literally. Hyperbole is a common feature of poetry throughout the ages. Ex: My grandmother is as old as the hills.
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