ELA Vocabulary for Poetry 2
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Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
four line stanza
when rhyming words occur in the same line of poetry.
Example: "You break my eyes with a look that buys sweet cake."
the rhyming of words that appear at the ends of two or more lines of poetry
a comparison of two seemingly unlike things in which a word of comparison (such as like or as) is used.
Example: She stood in front of the teacher, shaking like a freshly caught trought.
a division of poetry named after the number of lines it contains:
couplet (two lines)
triplet (three lines)
quatrain (four lines)
quintent (five lines)
sestet (six lines)
septet (seven lines)
octave (eight lines)
Repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close proximity
Example: "The light of the fire is a frightening sight."
Example: "Try as I might, the kite did not fly through the sky."
Edgar Allan Poe: "And so all the night-tide, I lie down by the side of my darling-my darling-my life and my bride"
repetition of consonant sounds
"I like the pink kite."
"The ship has sailed to the far off shore."
the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Example: The river rushed rapidly over the rocks
Example, from Romeo and Juliet: "From forth the fatal loins of these two foes"
two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme (may be a separate stanza)
Example, from William Shakespeare's sonnet #116:
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
triplet in poetry
3 line stanza
a tercet in which all three lines rhyme
You wish that you could Rhyme like me
Wanna rhyme like me have to pay a fee
Rhymes coming quick just like a bee
Repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis
Any three lines of poetry, whether stanza or poem, rhymed or unrhymed, meter or unmetered. The haiku is an example of this.
I am a yellow dog
who wishes he was
a purple-spotted frog.
a narrative poem in verse which tells a story, similar to a folk tale or legend. They often have repeated refrains.
From Japan; three lined poetry; first line has five syllables, the second has seven syllables, the third has five syllables
poem that expresses the emotions of author, often can be set to music
pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
the use of a word whose sound suggests its meaning (clang, buzz, twang, hoot).
the repetition of a line or phrase of a poem at regular intervals, especially at the end of each stanza. In songs, this is sometimes called the chorus.
unstressed followed by stressed syllable
stressed followed by an unstressed syllable
Two equally stressed syllables.
14 line poem with iambic pentameter
the ordered, or free occurences of sound in poetry. Ordered or regular rhythm is called meter. Free occurence of sound is called free verse.
literary device in which the author speaks of or describes an animal, object, or idea as if it were a person.
Example: "The rock stubbornly refused to move!"
A comparison of two unlike things in which no word of comparison (like or as) is used.
Example: " A green plant is a machine that runs on solar energy."
An opposition, or contrast, of ideas. Example: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of
Or, in Robert Frost's poem, the comparison of fire and ice.
An exaggeration or overstatement. Example: "It would make me the happiest person in the world if the teacher dropped that assignment."
The words or phrases a writer selects to create a certain picture in the reader's mind.
Imagery is usually based on sensory details.
Example: "The sky was dark and gloomy, the air was damp and raw, the streets were wet and sloppy."
A person, a place, a thing, or an event used to represent something else. Example: A dove is
a symbol of peace.
poem that tells a story (can be ballads; can be epics)
An epic is a long, serious poem, a narrative poem, that tells the story of a heroic figure. A famous example are the two epic poems by Homer, the Odyssey and the Iliad
A non-stressed syllable followed by stressed syllable....five times
Da DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM
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