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MA English 8 Poetry Vocab

Here are the terms we need to know for the quiz on Monday!
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Speaker
the "voice" in a poem, who or what is speaking; it may be the poet or a character created by the poet, perhaps even an animal or thing
Diction
the writers choice of words, particularly for clarity, effectiveness, or precision
Imagery
pictures created in the reader's mind; language that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, taste, smell,touch,) to help the reader feel and see what is described in the poem
Figurative Language
Language that shows comparisons; it is not intended to be interpreted in the literal sense
Sound Patterns
the sounds of words used to create the "music" of the poem
alliteration: the repetition of consonant sounds onomatopoeia: when a word sounds like
Structure
the structural organization of a poem
Tone
the poems attitude toward the subject expressed in the poem (look at diction and imagery to help detect this attitude)
Simile
two things are compared using "like" or "as"
Metaphor
two things are compared by saying something is something else
Personification
human characteristics are given to something not human
Alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds
Onomatopoeia
when a word sounds like what it is
Assonance
the repetition of vowel sounds
Rhyme Scheme
the pattern of end rhymes
Refrain
a repeated phrase used throughout the poem
Meter
the pattern of accented and unaccented beats
Stanza
a group of lines in a poem
Rhyme
repetition of similar sounds in two or more words and is most often used in poetry and songs