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Poetry Vocabulary

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figurative language
words that create vivid pictures by comparing things inunexpected ways
lines
rows of words
repetition
a repeating pattern of sounds, words, phrases, or lines
rhythm
a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
sensory language
words that describe how things look, smell, feel, taste, and sound
metaphor
a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as
simile
a comparison using like or as
personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
onomatopoeia
Words that sound the way they are spelled.
alliteration
the repetition of initial consonant sounds
repetitions
Repeats sounds, words, and/or phrases (non-fluency)
stanzas
groups of lines in a poem
hyperbole
extravagant exaggeration
lyric poem
often has a musical quality, the primary purpose is to express emotions and thoughts
narrative poem
primary purpose is to tell a story, it often has a beginning, middle and end
haiku
a japanese poem form that is composed of 3 lines of 5,7,5 (syllables)
cinquain
a short poem consisting of five, usually unrhymed, lines containing 2, 4, 6, 8, 2 syllables.
assonance
the repetition of the same vowel sounds either at the beginning of words or inside the words
rhyme
a repeating pattern in the final sounds of words