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MJ1 Poetry

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Structure
The particular order or pattern a writer uses to present ideas. For example, narratives sometimes follow a chronological order. Listing detailed information, comparing and contrasting, analyzing cause-and-effect relationships, or describing a problem and then offering a solution are some other ways a writer can structure a text.
Stanza
A group of lines forming a unit in a poem or song.
Line
The basic unit of poetry. It consists of a word or a row of words.
Form
The structure of a poem.
Figurative Language
Language that uses figures of speech, or expressions that are not literally true but express truth beyond the literal level.
Literal Language
Language that is simple, straightforward, and free of embellishment.
Understatement
Language that makes something seem less important than it really is. This may be used to add humor or to focus the reader's attention on something the author wants to emphasize.