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Poetry Terminology for Unit Test
Terms in this set (32)
a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
comparison between two unlike things WITHOUT using like or as
A well-known reference to another work of literature, person, or event
various sets of "rules" followed by poems of certain types
comparison of things that have something in common using "like" or "as"
an idea or feeling/emotion that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
The dictionary definition of a word
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
Placement of two things closely together to emphasize comparisons or contrasts
a poem that tells a story
Repetition of vowel sounds
Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in close proximity.
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
A stanza of two lines of poetry that rhyme
six line stanza
8 line stanza
A four line stanza
a poetic meter that is made up of 5 stressed syllables and 5 unstressed syllables
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
Central idea of a work of literature
A writer's attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed through diction.
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader
A similarity or comparison between two different things or the relationship between them.
a poem that does not have a regular rhyme scheme
a poem that consists of 14 lines and written in iambic pentameter with a specific rhyme scheme: ABABCDCDEFEFGG
A Japanese poem comprised of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables
A long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem
A humorous poem comprised of one stanza with five lines and a rhyme scheme of AABBA
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