20 terms

Poetry Vocabulary 2018-2019

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stanza
a group of lines forming a unit (like a paragraph)
simile
a comparison using "like" or "as"
metaphor
a direct comparison NOT using "like" or "as"
onomatopoeia
a sound like BOOM, BANG, CRASH
personification
giving human traits to an inanimate object
alliteration
repetition of the same sounds or letter at the beginning of each word in a sentence
rhythm
beat in a poem
rhyme
two or more words which match in the same last sound
repetition
repeating a word or phrase for emphasis
couplet
two line stanza that rhymes
haiku
Japanese poem with 5, 7, 5, syllables
free verse
a flowing poem that does not have rhyming, rhythm or pattern
mood
the feeling of a poem
imagery
use of vivid or descriptive language (sight, sound, taste, touch, & smell)
symbolism
something stands for something else
line break
Where a line of poetry ends; space between the stanzas
narrative poetry
A poem that tells a story or recounts events
**Contains a plot, characters, setting, and theme
(Like a ballad or epic)
humorous poetry
a type of poem that tells about a funny moment
lyrical poetry
short poem expresses personal thoughts, feelings and emotions that may be set to music
poet
The author of the poem
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