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Unit 5 Poetry Terms

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Line
Can be a single word, sentence, or phrase.
Stanza
A group of lines (verse).
Speaker
The voice that "talks" to readers, may not be the poet.
Form
The way a poem looks on a page.
Imagery
Words and phrases that create pictures in your mind.
(Appeal to your senses)
Rhyme
Is repeated sounds at the end of words.
Ex: cry, sky, bye
Rhythm
The beat you hear as you read a poem aloud. (Syllables)
Repetition
Using a word, phrase, sound, or line more than once.
Alliteration
Repeating sounds at the beginning of words.
Ex: Breaks and Billows into Blooms.
Onomatopoeia
Words that sound like their meaning.
Ex: hiss, buzz, tick-tack.
Sound Devices
Appeals to sense of sound.
Simile
Comparing two things using like and as.
Ex: The friends were LIKE two peas in a pod.
Metaphor
A comparison saying something is something else.
Ex: The leaves WERE corn flakes on the lawn.
Personification
Giving an animal, object, or idea person like qualities.
Ex: The tree watched over me.
Hyperbole
An exaggeration.
Ex: I had to wait an eternity.
Idiom
expressions that aren't meant to be taken literally