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an art in which human language is used for its unique qualities (usually appeals to reader)
a single line of words in a poem
structured rhythm of poetry
a group of lines put together
a 4 line stanza
2 lines that usually rhyme
end rhyme is when the words rhyme at the end of 2 more lines
is when almost almost rhyme but they do not match. The ending syllable match but the vowel does not
rhyme that occurs in the middle of a line
a similarity in vowel sounds followed by different consonants or syllables
the repetition of the constant sound of accented syllables or important words.
the repetition of a letter in the beginning of a word
a line or stanza that repeats throughout a poem
word that describes a sound
repeating entire lines, phrases, words or emphasis
a poem that may be categorized by the pattern of its lines, meter, rhythm, or stanzas; a style of poetry that uses rules
a poem that neither regular rhyme nor regular meter. Free verse often uses cadences rather than uniform metrical feet
has a set metrical pattern, but does not have rhyme. (shakespeare plays)
a comparison using like or as
exaggeration used or effect
describe a subject by asserting that it is, on some point comparison
using symbols to represent ideas
describing the 5 senses and painting a picture in the readers head
reversal, a reversing of the order arrangement, or positioning of something
the literal or primary meaning of a word to the feeling or ideas that the word suggests
an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning
in the narrow fellow, what was the fellow?
in the road not taken, what did the 2 roads represent?
two life choices
in the narrow fellow, how does the author feel about the fellow compared to other living things?
-he feels scared and his breathing becomes tight and he feels empty
-but he feels cordiality with other living things
in a caged bird, what do the birds represent?
-the caged bird is an African American person who is stripped from their freedom
-the free bird is a white person who has all their rights
in the poison tree, what does it mean when it says the tree keeps growing?
the poets hatred towards its enemy grows everyday because he has not tried to talk to the enemy
in the caged bird, what was the word that messed up the poems pattern and why was it used?
-the poet wanted to get their point across because freedom was the main point in the poem
what do the fireworks represent?
hatred towards one another clashing together
in sonnet 18, What does the poet mean when he says, "But thy eternal summer shall not fade"?
He means that his love interest will never fade even as time goes by
in sonnet 18, What does the "this" in "so long lives this" refer to? How does "this" continue to give this young woman life—even four hundred years after Shakespeare wrote the poem?
"This" is referring to the poem, she will not be forgotten because if you read the poem, it will remind you of her
in sonnet 130, what was the main idea?
the poet was describing his love interest but saying that even though she is not perfect, he still loves her for who she is
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