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Poetry Terms

You will not need to know the spelling of these words for Thursday's quiz, but you will need to use and apply the terms.
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alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of two or more words in a line of poetry
connotation
the feelings or ideas that are suggested by a word or expression
denotation
the dictionary definition of a word
rhyme scheme
the arrangement of rhymes in a poem as determined by the sound of the last word in each line
stanza
a group of lines in a poem that are set off from other lines by a space
simile
a figure of speech in which two different things are compared using like or as
metaphor
a figure of speech in which two different things are compared without using like or as
personification
a figure of speech in which human qualities are given to non-human things
hyperbole
a figure of speech that uses obvious exaggeration
irony
a mode of expression in which the poet says one thing but means the opposite