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Poetry Vocabulary List
Terms in this set (17)
a group of lines in a poem
description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
a figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke
is the repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the beginnings of nonrhyming words or syllables
used along with or instead of punctuation marks, it is a deliberate choice by the poet in order to affect a poem's sound, meaning, and appearance
sounds, words, phrases, lines or stanzas are repeated for emphasis
a stanza or group of four lines of poetry
a five-line poem or stanza that follows a specific pattern of syllables. The first line has two syllables, the next has four, then six, then eight, and the fifth line has two again.
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
the matching of final vowel or consonant sounds in two or more words
A kind of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery designed to appeal to our emotions and imagination.
comparison using like or as
Compares 2 things as if they were the same without the words "like" or "as"
writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally
a word that imitates the sound it represents
a device in literature where an object represents an idea.