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SMS 6th LA Figurative Language Easy

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Poetry
An art form in which language is used for its, musical, emotional and magical qualities in addition to, or instead of, its dictionary meanings
Prose
Ordinary language people use in speaking or writing
Rhyme
Repetition of the same or similar sounds at the end of words
Internal Rhyme
A word in the middle of a line has the same ending sound as a word at the end
Rhythm
The metrical flow of sound based on stressed and unstressed syllables in a line.
Stanza
A paragraph in poetry.
Refrain (chorus)
Repeated word, phrase, line or group of lines
Repetition
Using reoccurring elements in a poem, such as images, words, or ideas
Imagery
Descriptive words that appeal to the senses
Simile
Compares two unlike things using the words "like," as," "than," or "resembles"
Metaphor
Compares two unlike things by saying one thing is another thing
Personification
Things or animals are given human qualities or are represented as possessing human form
Idiom
Suggestive (non-literal) expression used by a specific group of people
Alliteration
Repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds at the beginning of words
Onomatopoeia
Naming a thing or an action by imitating the sound associated with it
Hyperbole
Exaggeration for humor or emphasis