10 terms

Mrs. Shipley's Poetry Terms Examples

Match the example of poetry to its definition.
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metaphor
I am a rainbow
alliteration
Sally sells seashells by the seashore.
connotation
And on a day we meet to walk the line/And set the wall between us once again./ We keep the wall between us as we go./ To each the boulders that have fallen to each.
assonance
Hear the mellow wedding bells,/Golden bells!/ What a world of happiness their harmony fortells!/ Through the balmy air of night/How they ring out their delight
simile
O my love is like a red, red rose
denotation
My name is Debbie./ Mum says I'm named after my Aunt Deborah. who was on television once./ I wish my name was Desiree/or Delilah/something romantic./ Debbie sounds OK, I guess...
allusion
Christy didn't like to spend money. She was no Scrooge, but she seldom purchased anything except the bare necessities.
Free Verse
The fog comes in/ on little cat feet./ It sits looking/over harbor and city/ on silent haunches/ and then moves on.
Couplet
I found a starfish in the bay/when I was fishing yesterday
quatrian
Evening red and morning gray,/ Set the traveler on his way./ But evening gray and morning red,/ Bring the rain upon his head.