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Poetry Unit Vocab
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Refers to all forms of writing that are not in verse form. May be used to describe very different forms of writing.
A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem.
A rhymed pair of lines. May be written in any rhythmic pattern.
Group of two or more lines that form a unit in a poem.
Is the voice that "talks" to the reader,similar to the narrator in fiction.
Has a specific number of lines and stanzas or a regular pattern of rhythm or rhyme.
Poetry that does not contain certain regular patterns of rhythm or rhyme.
Pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry. Use rhythm to bring musical quality to language.
A pattern of end rhymes in a poem. Noted by assigning a letter of the alphabet.
Technique in which a sound, word, phrase, or line is repeated for emphasis or unity.
Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words.
Repetition of vowel sounds within non rhyming words.
Language that communicates meanings beyond the literal meanings of words used to symbolize ideas and concepts.
Expression that has a meaning different from the meaning of its individual words.
Type of lyric poem that deals with serious themes, such as justice, truth, or beauty.
Poem that has a formal structure containing 14 lines and a specific rhyme scheme and meter.
Poetry that tells a story.
Type of narrative poem that tells a story and was originally meant to be sung or recited.
Long narrative poem and serious subject presented in an elevated or formal style.
Putting in your own words.
Short poem in which a single speaker expresses personal thoughts and feelings.
Occurrence of similar or incidental sounds at the end of two or more words.
Expresses the writers attitude toward his or her subject.
Use of words whose sounds echo their meanings.
Message about life or human nature that the writer shares with the reader.
Comparison between two things that are unlike not using like or as.
Giving human qualities to an animal,object,or idea.
Comparison of two unlike things using the words like or as.
A figure of speech that compares two unlike things at some length and in several ways.
Need to listen and find the voice that "talks" to you. It is usually the author but can be a character in the poem.
How do u identify the speaker of a poem?
Traditional follows certain rules but untraditional can be however you want it to be.
What are the differences between a transitional and untraditional poem?
By putting a letter of the alphabet by each line. Some will have the same letter because the line could have a words that rhyme.
How do you label rhyme scheme?
Unit of pronunciation having one vowel sound,with or without surrounding consonants,forming the whole or a part of a word.
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