10 terms

Poetry Terms

Terms used in Poetry Unit
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analyze
to look at something carefully by attention to its parts
interpret
give an interpretation or explanation to
rhyme
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words
poet
a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
simile
comparison using like or as
metaphor
a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as
rhyme scheme
the pattern of rhyme in a poem
line
sentence in poetry
stanza
a group of lines in a poem
rhythm
The pattern or beat of a poem.