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MA English 8 Poetry Vocab
Here are the terms we need to know for the quiz on Monday!
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
the writers choice of words, particularly for clarity, effectiveness, or precision
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
Language that shows comparisons; it is not intended to be interpreted in the literal sense
the sounds of words used to create the "music" of the poem
alliteration: the repetition of consonant sounds onomatopoeia: when a word sounds like
the structural organization of a poem
the poems attitude toward the subject expressed in the poem (look at diction and imagery to help detect this attitude)
two things are compared using "like" or "as"
two things are compared by saying something is something else
human characteristics are given to something not human
the repetition of consonant sounds
when a word sounds like what it is
the repetition of vowel sounds
the pattern of end rhymes
a repeated phrase used throughout the poem
the pattern of accented and unaccented beats
a group of lines in a poem
repetition of similar sounds in two or more words and is most often used in poetry and songs