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Poetry Unit Terms
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---n. the appearance of two or more words with the same initial sound in a sentence or phrase. EXAMPLE: Slothy S. Slothster sank slowly into the sofa, sighing.
A simple narrative poem of folk origin, composed in short stanzas and adapted for singing.
A poem of mourning, usually about someone who has died.
A metrical unit composed of stressed and unstressed syllables.
A poem "free" of regular meter and rhyme. The poem may have irregular line lengths or fragments, and non-conventional uses of grammar, punctuation, and capitalization. It is "free" of conventions, yet very deliberate in its use of words and form
A short poem of songlike quality
A figure of speech in which a comparison is implied but not stated, such as "This winter is a bear."
A measure of rhythmic quantity in poetry. The organized succession of groups of syllables at basically regular intervals in a line of poetry, according to definite metrical patterns.
It is the use of words with sounds that echo their sense - Crash,bang,boom,hiss, and toot are all examples of onomatopeia.
An object or abstract idea given human qualities or human form (e.g., Flowers dances about the lawn)
A comparison of two things in a literary work using "like" or "as". Example: "The sun shined like brilliant gold."
an arrangement of a certain number of lines, usually four or more, sometimes having a fixed length, meter, or rhyme scheme, forming a division of a poem.
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