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Poems exam flashcards- for end of the year exams.


use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse


the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words (now, brow, brown, cow, etc.)

End Rhyme

occurs when words at the end of lines rhyme

Near Rhyme

A rhyme based on an imperfect or incomplete correspondence of end syllable sounds.

Free verse

a type of poem that has little or no rhyme


sounds,words,phrases,or lines that are stated or used more than once.

Rhyme Scheme

a regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem


The pattern or beat of a poem.

Shape Poem

Format takes on the shape of its subject

INternal Rhyme

a rhyme between words in the same line


using words that imitate the sound they denote


3 unrhymed lines (5, 7, 5) from Japenese origin


a humorous verse form of 5 anapestic lines with a rhyme scheme a-a-b-b-a


consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story

Lyric Poem

a short poem of songlike quality

Internal Rhyme

a rhyme between words in the same line


- The River of Life; The Road Not Taken
Poem that stands for something else


Paints a picture in your head.
lots and lots of adjectives, similes, and metaphors


Diamond shaped using noun, adjective, participles in a reverse pattern


- a shape poem about you that creates the shape with the words it uses

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