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8th Grade Poetry Terms

8th Grade Poetry Terms
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Speaker
The narrator of a poem.
Line
A word, sentence, or phrase that is printed on a single line in a poem.
Stanza
A group of lines in a poem.
Imagery
Language that appeals to the senses.
Personification
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.
Alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
Simile
A comparison of two things using "like", "as", or other specifically comparative words.
Metaphor
A comparison of two unlike things without using the word like or as.
Poetry
A kind of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery designed to appeal to our emotions and imaginations.
Epic
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.
Rhyme
The repetition of sounds at the end of words.
Rhythm
The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables that make up a line of poetry. Can be created by meter, rhyme, or alliteration.