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Person telling a story
The main topic or the main idea of a poem
A term that describes a word that sounds like the object or thing that it names.
Example: buzz, tick tock, boom
A form of Japanese poetry
A poem with 14 lines
When words, phrases, lines, or stanzas are repeated
Lines that end with words with the same end sounds
When objects are described as if they were human.
Example: The trees whispered to each other.
A literary technique where a word, object, or event is used to stand for something else (an idea). For example, white snow might symbolize that something is pure.
When two words have the same end sounds
How the author feels about a subject
The pattern of lines that rhyme in a poem. The rhyme scheme is represented by letters.
Example: aabb or abcb
A poem where the first letters of each line form a word. The word might be the subject of the poem, related to the theme of the poem, or the author's name.
A literary technique where the same consonant sounds are repeated in neighboring words.
Example: The sun slowly set.
A person in a poem
Describing what a character looks like, what a character feels, or what a character does
A poem where the lines form a shape
A form of poetry where there is no set pattern, no set rhythm or rhyme
Use of exaggeration to describe something.
Example: She asked John a million questions.
Use of details to help the reader imagine something, describe how something looks, sounds, tastes, smells, or feels
Poem with 5 lines. Lines 1, 2, & 5 rhyme and Lines 3 & 4 rhyme. Funny poems
When a line ends and a new line starts
Short poem. Describes what the speaker thinks or how the speaker feels.
The regular, or repeating, sound pattern of a poem
How the poem makes the reader feel, or the feelings created in the reader
Point of view
The position of the speaker of a work. It can be first person, second person, third person limited, or third person omniscient.
The pattern of sounds in a poem
Comparing two things using the words "like" or "as"
The person, character, or object that is the voice of the poem
The sections that poems are divided into. They are also known as verses.
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