SOL Review English 6th grade Poetry Terms
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A single line of poetry
a single unit in a poem; a word, phrase, or sentence
a group of lines that express a thought
a three line poem about nature that contains 17 syllables
5 -lined humorous poem with rhyme scheme AABBA, that has a definite rhythm
a narrative poem (tells a story) usually features rhyme, rhythm, and refrain
poem that is "free" of regular rhyme or rhythm
recurring identical or similar final word sounds within or at the ends of lines of verse
the recurring pattern of strong and weak syllabic stresses OR musical quality produced by sound patterns (like the beat)
repeated sounds, words, phrases, lines, or stanzas used for emphasis
repetition of the same consonant sounds at the beginnings of words close together (Ex. Slimy slugs slither slowly down the sidewalk.)
use of words whose sounds echo their sense or meaning (ex. Bang! The explosion caused a fright! or Shhh! The mama said, the baby is sleeping.)
The repeating of the same vowel sound in words next to or near each other. (Ex. How much wood could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?)
a deliberate exaggeration (Ex. My cat weighs a ton.)
a saying whose meaning can't be understood from the individual words in it (Ex. I've been in the doghouse ever since I forgot to do the dishes.)
Giving things that aren't human, the personalities, actions, body parts of humans. (Ex. The wind whistled its happy tune.)
A comparison of two different things that does not use LIKE or AS - (Ex. The teacher was a mother hen as she gathered the student together.)
A comparison of two unlike things and USES the words LIKE or AS. (Ex. She was as pale as a lump of sugar.)
language that appeals to the 5 senses- sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell
kind of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery designed to appeal to emotion
A line or set of lines repeated several times over the course of a poem.
Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in close proximity.
Repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close proximity
Way in the past
the miners mined for ore.
They searched for copper, iron and salt,
for that and much, much more.
it's raining cats and dogs
He was a stainless steel ruler, tall, straight and always measured in response.
Life is like a box of chocolates, cute as a kitten, as blind as a bat, She hung her head like a dying flower.
I've told you a million times.
The wind sang and the trees danced.
All's well that ends well
Sally sells sea shells by the seashore.
I rose and told him of my woe