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poetry vocab

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sound devices
they add a musical quality to poetry and are used to enhance a poem's mood and meaning
rhyme
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words
rhythm
the beat created by the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
repetion
the use of any element of language more than once
onomatopeia
the use of words that imitates sounds
alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds in the beginning of words
figurative language
writing or speech that isn't meant to be taken literally
figures of speech
many types of figurative language and are used to state ideas in a viviid and imaginative way
metaphors
describe one thing as if it were something else. Often point out a similarity between two unlike things.
similes
use like or as to compare two apparently unlike things and show similarities between the two
personification
gives human qualities to something that is nonhuman
sensory language
writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the 5 senses
images
word pictures created by sensory language
narrative
poetry that tells a story in verse
lyric
exresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker, often in giggly musical verse
concrete
shaped to look like their subjects
haiku
three-line Japanese verse form
limerick
a humorous, rhyming, 5 line poem with a specific