20 terms

Practical Writing Poetry Terms

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Metaphor
A comparison without using like or as
Simile
A comparison using like or as.
Personification
1. attributing human qualities to something non-human, 2. acting as an example of
Onomatapoeia
the use of words that imitate the sounds they make (i.e. buzz, sizzle, hiss, gurgle)
Imagery
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
Rhyme
Identical or very similar recurring final sounds in words usually at the end of lines of a poem.
Alliteration
Repetition of initial consonant sounds (Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers)
Hyperbole
An extreme exaggeration
Assonance
Repetition of similar vowel sounds, but NOT rhyme (alone, cord, sonar) the long "o" sound is repeated.
Consonance
Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in close proximity. (anthem, barn, anybody...the "n" is repeated
Ballad
A fairly short narrative poem written in a song-like stanza form that usually tells a story
Sonnet
14 line poem; following a specific rhyme scheme and structure
Lyric Poem
a poem that does not tell a story but expresses the personal feelings or thoughts of the speaker. A ballad tells a story.
Free verse
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
Meter
A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry...the rhythm.
Epic Poem
A long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds (ex: The Odyssey)
Mood
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader
Tone
An attitude a writer takes toward a subject
Theme
A message about life or human nature that the writer shares with the reader.
Poem
An arrangement of words in verse. It sometimes rhymes, and expresses facts, emotions, or ideas in a style more concentrated, imaginative and powerful than that of ordinary speech.
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