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8th Grade Poetry Terms


The narrator of a poem.


A word, sentence, or phrase that is printed on a single line in a poem.


A group of lines in a poem.


Language that appeals to the senses.


Giving human qualities to animals or other objects.

End Rhyme

Rhyme that occurs at the end of two or more lines of poetry.

Internal Rhyme

A word inside a line rhymes with another word on the same line.


The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.


A comparison of two things using "like", "as", or other specifically comparative words.


A comparison of two unlike things without using the word like or as.


A kind of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery designed to appeal to our emotions and imaginations.


A long narrative poem that tells of the adventures and exploits of a hero.

Free Verse

Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme.


The repetition of sounds at the end of words.


The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables that make up a line of poetry. Can be created by meter, rhyme, or alliteration.

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