Poetry Terms grade 7 Common core


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A figure of speech in which an animal, object, or idea is given human charateristics.
Repetition of initial consonant sounds.
The repetition of the same or similar sounds, usually at the ends of lines.
Beat created by the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in spoken or written language.
The use of words or phrases whose sounds suggest their meanings. The sound of the word boom, for example, suggests an explosion.
End rhyme
Rhyme that occurs at the end of lines.
Internal rhyme
Rhyme that occurs within a single line of poetry.
A group of lines in a poem set off by blank lines.
A figure of speech that uses like or as to make a direct comparison between two unlike ideas.
Direct comparison between two unlike things. It does not use the words like or as.
Fiqure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated for emphasis or humorous effect.
Free Verse
Poetry written without a regular rhyme scheme, meter, or form.
Language that appeals to the five senses---touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight.
Lyric poem
Short poem that directly expresses the poets thoughts and emotions in a musical way.
Narrative poem
Poem that tells a story.
Rhyme scheme
The sequence in which the rhyme occurs. The first end sound is represented as the letter a, the second b, etc. The ending of certain lines rhyme with each other.
A type of writing in which the poet chooses and arranges words to create a strong feeling through meaning, sound, and rhythm.
Sound devices
Techniques used to create a sense of rhythm or to emphasize particular sounds in writing.
Regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables that gives a line of poetry a predictable rhythm.
Figurative language
The use of words to create an image in the reader's mind.
The feeling or atmosphere created by the writer.
The use of an image or thing to stand for something else.
A technique in which the same word or line is repeated for emphasis or unity. Helps to reinforce meaning and create an appealing rhythm.
Stanza or line that is repeated throughout the poem.
Concrete poem
A poem with a shape that suggests its subject.
A Japanese form of poetry, consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables.
A row of words in a poem.