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4th grade poetry and figurative language

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personification
giving human qualities to something that is not human
metaphor
comparing unlike things by saying one thing IS something else
simile
comparing unlike things using the words LIKE or AS
hyperbole
exaggeration, saying that something is bigger, faster, or better than it really is
haiku
a Japanese form of poetry, consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables
cinquain
a short poem consisting of five, usually unrhymed lines containing, respectively, two, four, six, eight, and two syllables.
rhythm
the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
limerick
short amusing poem
stanza
a group of lines in a poem
rhyme
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words
alliteration
a series of words that begin with the same consonant sound
assonance
repeating of vowel sounds within a word
its a holy stony pony