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Poetry terms

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onomatopoeia
words that imitate the sound they denote
symbol
something that stands for something else
extended metaphor
A metaphor developed at great length, occurring frequently in or throughout a work.
poetry
single theme or feeling written in stanzas that may or may not rhyme
stanza
a group of lines in a poem or song that constitute a division (in prose: paragraph)
alliteration
repetition of initial consonant sounds
free verse
no regular pattern of sound or lines in a poem
rhyme scheme
pattern of rhyming lines
end rhyme
rhyme occurs at end of lines of poetry
internal rhyme
rhyme within a line
exact rhyme
perfect rhyme, such as buzz and fuzz
slant rhyme
rhyme in which the vowel sounds are nearly, but not exactly the same (i.e. the words "stress" and "kiss"); sometimes called half-rhyme, near rhyme, or partial rhyme
imagery
language that appeals to the senses
tone
author's feeling about the subject of a written work
simile
comparison of two unlike things using "like" or "as"
hyperbole
extreme exaggeration
speaker
narrator of a poem
Robert Frost
"The Runaway," "The Pasture, " and "A Minor Bird"
Shel Silverstein
"Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would not Take the Garbage Out"
Lewis Carroll
"Father William"
Dr. Seuss
"The Sneetches"
Emily Dickinson
"I'm Nobody!"
e.e. cummings
"maggie and milly and molly and may" & "all in green went my love riding"