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Unit 5 Poetry Terms
Can be a single word, sentence, or phrase.
A group of lines (verse).
The voice that "talks" to readers, may not be the poet.
The way a poem looks on a page.
Words and phrases that create pictures in your mind.
(Appeal to your senses)
Is repeated sounds at the end of words.
Ex: cry, sky, bye
The beat you hear as you read a poem aloud. (Syllables)
Using a word, phrase, sound, or line more than once.
Repeating sounds at the beginning of words.
Ex: Breaks and Billows into Blooms.
Words that sound like their meaning.
Ex: hiss, buzz, tick-tack.
Appeals to sense of sound.
The use of creative comparisons to compare things.
Comparing two things using like and as.
Ex: The friends were LIKE two peas in a pod.
A comparison saying something is something else.
Ex: The leaves WERE corn flakes on the lawn.
Giving an animal, object, or idea person like qualities.
Ex: The tree watched over me.
Ex: I had to wait an eternity.
Readers guess the meaning by using clues from the poem and background knowledge.
Ex: Her eyes were the color of the ocean on a cloudless day.