8th Grade Poetry Vocabulary Words
Terms in this set (27)
A type of literature that expresses ideas and feelings, or tells a story in a specific form.
A group of words together on one line of the poem.
A group of lines arranged together.
The beat created by the sounds of the words in a poem. Rhythm can be created by using, meter, rhymes, alliteration, and refrain.
Words sound alike because they share the same ending vowel and consonant sounds. A word always rhymes with itself.
A pattern of rhyming words or sounds(usually end rhyme, but not always).
A word at the end of one-line rhymes with a word at the end of another line.
Also known as imperfect or "close enough" rhyme. The words share either the same vowel or consonant sound but not both.
Used in poetry to convey feeling and emotion, and set the mood for the work.
A sound, word, phrase or line repeated regularly in a poem, usually at the end of each stanza or verse, such as the chorus in a song.
Consonant sounds repeated at the beginnings or words.
Comparison of two unlike things using "like" or "as".
Comparison of two unlike things where one word is used to designate the other (one is the other)
The literal meaning of the words is not the meaning of the expression. It means something other than what it actually says.
Repeated vowel sounds in a line (or lines) of a poem.
Language that provides a sensory experience using sight, sound, smell, touch, taste.
An intentional exaggeration or overstatement, often used for emphasis.
Combines two usually contradictory terms in a compressed paradox, as in the word bittersweet or the phrase living death.
Words that imitate the sound that they are naming.
A nonliving-thing given human or life-like qualities.
The use of a word or object which represents a deeper meaning than the words themselves.
Does not have any repeating patterns of stressed and unstressed syllables, and does not rhyme.
Does have a regular meter, usually iambic pentameter (five sets of stressed/unstressed), does not have rhyme, and used by classical playwrights, like Shakespeare.
Japanese style poem written in three lines, which focuses traditional on nature. Lines respectively are 5 syllables,
7 syllables, and 5 syllables.
A five-line poem with rhymes in line 1 ,2, and 5, and then another rhyme in lines 3 and 4.
Tells a story, similar to a folk tale or legend. Usually set to music, and uses simple repeating rhymes, often with a refrain.
14 lines-three verses of four lines with a couplet at the end, and has rhyme pattern that is ABAB/CDCD/EFEF/GG.